Updated at 10:32,27-07-2021

Belarusian vaccine to be tailored to future variant of coronavirus


Belarusian vaccine to be tailored to future variant of coronavirus
We are planning to tailor a Belarusian vaccine to the future variant of coronavirus, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited Minsk Children's Clinical Hospital No.2 on 19 June, BelTA has learned.

The president noted that the country is not in a hurry to produce its own vaccine, as other countries, because there is no such need yet: Belarus has established the production of the Russian vaccine. The Chinese partners are also providing assistance.

"We are not in a hurry. Next year we will create our own vaccine, already tested. This infection is mutating and we do not know what variant of the virus we will be fighting next year. We want to tailor our vaccine to the future variant,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. “Today, experts in Russia say that they have an outbreak of the Indian variant. This variant represent more than 90% of new cases in Moscow. We don't know what will happen next year. But we know for sure that this virus will not go away."