DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The first batch of Russia's single-dose Sputnik Light vaccine has arrived in Damascus International Airport, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Saturday.
Along with the vaccine doses, the Syrian side also received COVID-19 testing kits.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Ekaterina Chukaeva - Uncoordinated responses and travel restrictions amid the COVID-19 crisis are likely to delay the recovery of long-haul flights, Julien Franiatte, the head of Airbus Russia, told Sputnik, adding that while Russia, China, India and the US have shown signs of recovery in domestic air traffic, Europe is still lagging behind.
"There are already signs of domestic air traffic recovery in Russia, China, India, US, while Europe is lagging behind, however uncoordinated responses and travel restrictions result in uncertainty and will likely delay the recovery for long haul flights with associated consequences for the corresponding aircraft", Franiatte said on the sidelines of the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021 outside Moscow.
As the aviation sector is starting to recover from the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Airbus provided suppliers with an update of its production plans by the end of May, Franiatte recalled.
"We continue to expect the market to recover between 2023 and 2025, with domestic and regional markets recovering first", he said.
The global airline industry has been one of the worst affected by COVID-19, as most countries shut their borders and grounded flights to curb the spread of the disease. Many airlines across the globe have been forced to lay off workers after the first wave of the pandemic.
The MAKS-2021 international aerospace show is taking place in the Moscow Region from July 20-25. The Sputnik news agency is an official media partner of the event.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Ministry of Health announced on Saturday it had updated the temporary guidelines on vaccinating the adult population against the coronavirus.
The temporary guidelines have been finalized taking into account the experience of using COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women and cancer patients.
"The Gam-COVID-Vac (Sputnik V) coronavirus vaccine is recommended without additional restrictions for all cancer patients who have completed anticancer treatment, regardless of the initial stage and form of the disease," the new guidelines read, adding nothing indicates that these patients are at higher risk of developing adverse reactions following the vaccination.
The vaccine can also be used in all patients receiving cyclic treatment but having no signs of haematological toxicity.
"If a cancer patient is scheduled for surgery, vaccination is recommended 14 days earlier before the planned date of the surgery ... or after discharge from a hospital", the ministry said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia registered 23,947 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, up from 23,811 the day before, taking the overall tally to 6,102,469, the federal response centre said on Friday.
"Over the past day, 23,947 COVID-19 cases were confirmed across 85 Russian regions, including 2,452 cases (10.2%) without clinical symptoms", the centre said, adding that the rate of increase fell to 0.39%.