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    Russian Sputnik V vaccine trials in Venezuela progressing – President

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    Caracas, Nov. 11, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) The third phase of clinical trials of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 is going on well in Venezuela, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said.

    “The trials of Sputnik V vaccine in Venezuela are going on very well.

    “We are going to wait for the end of all trials to give definitive results, but they are going very well,” Maduro said at a conference streamed on Twitter.

    The trials of the Russian vaccine in Venezuela began in the middle of October, with 2,000 volunteers participating in the programme.

    According to a statement on Wednesday, Sputnik V showed 92 per cent efficacy based on the first interim analysis obtained 21 days after volunteers received the first vaccination.

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, Venezuela has registered more than 95,000 positive COVID-19 cases, including more than 90,000 patients who recovered and 834 deaths.

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