Russia apologizes to the head of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), who has called on EU member states not to use the Russian Sputnik V vaccine until the European Medicines Agency registers the vaccine, he wrote. Reuters. Christa Wirthumer-Hoche spoke about this on an Austrian talk show Sunday, adding that member states should not give a green flag before using Sputnik V.
The Russian vaccine has so far been used in 46 countries around the world, including Slovakia, whose Prime Minister Igor Matovi has visited him from the community side as head of the European Medicines Agency:
We will all be very happy that we are finally working at the EMA 24 hours a day, every day of the week, and being able to register new vaccines in three weeks instead of three months. This is about life
Quotes panorama The Prime Minister’s post on Facebook.
As for Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described Krista Werthomer Hoshi’s statement as unfortunate, and the developers of Sputnik V apologized on Twitter, saying there might be political interference in the background.
Incidentally, the EMA has already promised to check Sputnik V test data back in March. European Union officials say the European Commission is ready to negotiate with the Russian vaccine manufacturer if at least four member states request.
In the European Union, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have so far approved or are in the process of approving the Russian vaccine.