World Health Organization technical experts are expected to begin a new round of testing of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against covid-19 jointly with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on May 1st, according to a WHO statement.
"Inspections of good manufacturing practices will take place from 10 May to the first week of June," the WHO said in a statement to Reuters.
A joint WHO and Coreper team is currently conducting inspections of the correct clinical practice of the vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Institute, he added. When asked about the data from the clinical trials of the Russian vaccine, the WHO replied: "we are still receiving information from the manufacturer".
Russia's Deputy Health Minister Sergei Versinin held talks in Geneva on Tuesday with WHO Chief of Staff Adanom Gebregesus, who later wrote on Twitter: "The WHO appreciates Russia's efforts to meet the conditions for emergency use."