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World 21 Aug 2020 | 7:34 PM

Russia vaccine roll-out plan prompts virus mutation worries

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's plan to roll-out its "Sputnik-V" COVID-19 vaccine even before full trials show how well it works is prompting concern among virus experts, who warn a partially effective shot may encourage the novel coronavirus to mutate.

World 20 Aug 2020 | 9:58 PM

Russia to begin COVID-19 vaccine trials on 40,000 people next week

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mass testing of Russia's first potential COVID-19 vaccine to get domestic regulatory approval will involve more than 40,000 people and will be overseen by a foreign research body when it starts next week, backers of the project said on Thursday.

World 31 Jul 2020 | 3:16 AM

Czech Republic plans to increase COVID-19 testing capacity

PRAGUE, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Czech Minister of Health Adam Vojtech said on Thursday that his ministry will work to increase the country's COVID-19 testing capacity by establishing a "backbone" network of laboratories in each region, according to local TV reports.