Russia says COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women requires separate study

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Moscow  -A separate clinical would be needed to include pregnant women in the vaccination campaign, Alexander Gintsburg, the Head of the Moscow-based Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, said on Tuesday.

“Certainly, is to conduct a separate clinical , which has not been carried out yet,” Gintsburg said at a roundtable on , hosted by the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency.

On Aug. 11, Russia became the first country in the world to register a coronavirus , named Sputnik V and developed by the Gamaleya Institute.

However, the number of coronavirus cases passed 30 million on Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, as the World Health Organisation ( ) said daily case numbers were growing at an “alarming rate” in Europe.

The death toll stands at 943,203 people and is expected to pass 1 million by Oct.1.

The U.S. accounts for than 22 per cent of cases, at 6.67m, and nearly 200,000 fatalities.

Meanwhile, the warned of “alarming rates of transmission” of across Europe and cautioned countries against shortening periods.

The said the number of coronavirus cases in September “ serve as a wake- call for all of ”. (Sputnik/NAN)