A researcher working in a laboratory of Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia, August 6, 2020. /Xinhua
The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia's Gamaleya Research Institute will be produced and ready for use in two weeks, according to local media reports quoting Health Minister Mikhail Murashko.
Murashko also said the allegations that Russian vaccine isn't safe are groundless.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday announced the development of world's first vaccine against the novel coronavirus.