Russia’s Putin announces world’s first Covid-19 vaccine, claims daughter has had it

Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Tuesday that Russia has developed the first Covid-19 vaccine adding that his daughter has taken it.

Putin announced the registration of what Russia claims to be the first vaccine against Covid-19.

“As far as I know, a vaccine against a new coronavirus infection has been registered this morning, for the first time in the world,” he said

“Although I know that it works quite effectively, it forms a stable immunity and, I repeat, has passed all the necessary checks,” Putin said.

Responding to the news, the World Health Organisation said it is in “close contact” with Russian health authorities about the “possible pre-qualification process for a Covid-19 candidate vaccine which requires rigorous review,” Reuters reported, citing a WHO spokesman.