Malaysia secures 18.4m doses of Russian, Chinese vaccines

Malaysia secures 18.4m doses of Russian, Chinese vaccines

A medical worker holds a vial with Russia's Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease at a vaccination point at the GUM department store in Moscow, as Russia launched mass coronavirus vaccinations, on Jan 18, 2021. (AFP file photo)
A medical worker holds a vial with Russia's Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine against the coronavirus disease at a vaccination point at the GUM department store in Moscow, as Russia launched mass coronavirus vaccinations, on Jan 18, 2021. (AFP file photo)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Tuesday struck deals with two domestic companies to purchase 18.4 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines produced by Russia's Gamaleya Institute and China's Sinovac, the health ministry said.

Malaysian pharmaceutical firm Duopharma will supply the government with 6.4 million doses of Gamaleya's Sputnik V vaccine, the ministry said in a statement. It said Malaysia Pharmaniaga Berhad will supply 12 million doses of Sinovac's vaccine. 

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