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Germany mulls possible order of Russian Sputnik V jab

Germany mulls possible order of Russian Sputnik V jab

Germany didn’t plan to buy the Russian-made vaccine against the COVID-19, however, the current crisis made the government mull the idea.

The health minister Jens Spahn told WDR public radio Thursday that the EU doesn’t plan to order Sputnik V drug but his country will hold talks with Russia on whether an individual order makes sense.

The situation is deteriorating, so, it is rather reasonable to have different sources of vaccines. Mr Spahn added Germany “will talk bilaterally to Moscow, first of all about when it could come and in what quantities.”

According to the German top medical official, that move really makes a difference in a current situation. Otherwise, Spahn reiterates, the nation would have “more than enough vaccine” already.

The 40-year-old Spahn said he wanted to end the “abstract debate” by getting concrete details of what is possible, while two federal state governments are pushing ahead with tentative plans to secure doses of the Russian vaccine, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Bavaria.