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Russian, Turkish specialists work together for coronavirus vaccine

Russia and Turkey discussed on May 22nd joint work on developing a vaccine against the new coronavirus and diagnostic products to detect the infection in the early stages, writes the Turkish English-speaking edition Hurriyet Daily News
Russian Chief Sanitary Officer Anna Popova and Turkey's Deputy Health Minister Emine Alp Meshe via video conference exchanged experiences in the fight against COVID-19, according to a statement on the Russian Sanitary Service site, Focus reported.

"The parties noted that a set of anti-pandemic measures is widely applied both in Russia and in Turkey, which makes it possible to prevent the situation from developing in a negative scenario. In both countries, there is a tendency to decrease the growth rates of new cases of coronavirus infection,” the statement said.

Meshe expressed readiness to work together with Russia on the development of COVID-19 vaccines, the statement added, noting that Russian and Turkish scientists and experts will hold consultations to exchange their knowledge on the topic.

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