10:07 GMT26 February 2021
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    SANTIAGO (Sputnik) - Chile has secured an agreement on shipments of the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, Health Minister Enrique Paris has said.

    "We have reached an agreement to receive doses of the Sputnik V vaccine in the future," Paris told reporters on Tuesday.

    At the moment, Chile has two vaccines in use — ones of US company Pfizer and China's Sinovac.

    Sputnik V was developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute and officially registered for emergency use in Russia on 11 August. Last week, peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet published an interim analysis from phase 3 trial of the vaccine, showing its 91.6 percent efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19.

    The Russian vaccine has already been approved in over 20 other countries, including Belarus, Serbia, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, Iran, Nicaragua, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine, Venezuela, Paraguay, Hungary, the UAE and others.

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