WORLD Iran starts to mass-produce domestic COVID-19 vaccine

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Iran starts to mass-produce domestic COVID-19 vaccine

Xinhua

18:40, May 11, 2021

TEHRAN, May 11 (Xinhua) -- Iran on Tuesday started mass production of its domestic vaccine for COVID-19, named COV-Iran Barekat, Tasnim news agency reported.

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Iran plans to produce 1 million doses of COV-Iran Barekat by May 21, and around 10 million doses of the vaccine will be supplied by June, said Hojjat Niki Maleki, director of the information department of the Barekat Foundation, which is mass-producing the vaccine.

The COV-Iran vaccine has gone through three stages of clinical trials, the last of which involved 20,000 people in the cities of Tehran, Bushehr, Shiraz, Karaj, Mashhad and Isfahan, the report said.

Iran has so far registered more than 2.6 million coronavirus cases and over 75,000 deaths.

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