San Marino becomes 30th country to approve Sputnik V vaccine

Interfax, 19.02.2021

MOSCOW. Feb 19 (Interfax) - The Republic of San Marino has approved Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said in a statement.

"The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund) announces the approval of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of San Marino - the world's oldest constitutional republic," RDIF said on Friday.

The vaccine was approved under the emergency use authorization procedure, RDIF said.

"San Marino has become the 30th country in the world to approve Sputnik V. The vaccine is one of the world's top three coronavirus vaccines in terms of the number of approvals issued by government regulators," it said.

Sputnik V had 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 and Gabon.