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12 March 2021, 12:11

Lukashenko: Belarus might roll out its own coronavirus vaccine in H2 2021

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MOLODECHNO, 12 March (BelTA) – Belarus might roll out its own coronavirus vaccine in H2 2021, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited the Molodechno Central District Hospital on 12 March, BelTA has learned.

According to the president, the production of the Russian vaccine is to be launched in Belarus by the end of March. “We will start producing the vaccine in late March. I really hope that in the second half of this year we will not just produce vaccines using Russian technology, but will also roll out our own. The work on it is underway using our premises and our technologies,” the president said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko also mentioned the deliveries of a Chinese vaccine to Belarus, He noted that this vaccine got a positive feedback internationally. “In other words, we will offer you various vaccines,” he said.

“Don't worry about getting a vaccine. We will protect our people whatever it takes,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.

Speaking about possible plans to get a vaccine shot for himself, the president said: “I hope that I still have antibodies, although pretty much time has passed since August. I need to check. I hope for the best and don't panic. I cannot afford going into the panic. If the president starts panicking, you will follow suit, and then all people. I made a decision that since I have antibodies, I do not need to be vaccinated. But the time will come and I will have to.”

In conclusion, he wished everyone good health.

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