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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine registered in Guyana

Guyana has become the 33rd country in the world to approve Sputnik V

MOSCOW, February 23. /TASS/. Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has been registered in Guyana, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement.

"Guyana has become the 33rd country in the world to approve Sputnik V. The vaccine was approved under the emergency use authorization procedure. The vaccine is one of the world's top three coronavirus vaccines in terms of the number of approvals issued by government regulators," the statement said.

"Countries of South America continue to demonstrate strong interest in Sputnik V and today we announce the registration of the vaccine in Guyana. Overall it is now approved in 33 countries making an important contribution to the global fight against the pandemic," CEO of RDIF Kirill Dmitriev commented on the news.

Sputnik V had already been approved earlier in Russia, Belarus, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia, Algeria, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Hungary, UAE, Iran, Republic of Guinea, Tunisia, Armenia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Republika Srpska (entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Mongolia, Bahrain, Montenegro, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Gabon, San-Marino, Ghana and Kyrgyzstan.