According to the news of Euronews, Russian news agency Interfax reported that the Vector Virology and Biotechnology Research Center, which developed the EpiVacCorona anti-Covid vaccine, detected the gamma variant in question and took precautions regarding the development.
“The delta variant has become quite widespread throughout the Russian Federation. Currently, a new variant, gamma, has been detected in some cases at the borders of the country, and these people have been quarantined,” the authorities said on Thursday. expressions were used.
Russia The based institution also stated that delta and gamma variants pose a “serious risk” and stated that these Covid-19 types spread faster and rapidly reduce the antibodies formed in the body.
The Vektor Virology and Biotechnology Research Center, which previously developed the Covid-19 vaccine called Sputnik V, developed the EpiVacCorona vaccine against the mutations that emerged in England, South Africa and Brazil as a result of the studies.
How effective the vaccine in question is against the new type of gamma variant will be revealed after the tests.
Daily Covid-19 casualties continue to rise in Russia
While Covid-19 cases and deaths have been increasing in Russia in recent months, authorities state that most of the new cases are the delta variant, which was first seen in India. While Russia announced more than 24 thousand new coronavirus cases throughout the country in the last 24 hours, approximately 800 people died due to the epidemic.