Putin urges business to get involved in production of vaccine
MOSCOW, Oct 21 (PRIME) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday urged entrepreneurs to become more actively involved in production of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus in order to ensure the required amount of this drug.
УIn this case, I appeal to entrepreneurs who are engaged in this type of activity Ц to get involved in this work more widely and to ensure the required amount of Russian vaccine produced,Ф Putin said at a meeting with board members of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
The president said that the third vaccine created in Russia will soon be registered. УThey all work, work effectively, people need them. Well, this is a good business as well,Ф Putin added.
Putin has estimated annual sales of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus on the global market at U.S. $100 billion.
Targeted measures to fight coronavirus are justified, they are being taken in contact with business, Putin said, adding that the government is analyzing the situation.
The president also said that the government does not plan to introduce tight restrictive measures amid the pandemic.