Japan welcomed Russia's efforts in vaccine COVID-19

Russia's participation in the development of a vaccine against COVID-19 and the exchange of ideas is needed in this area to find the best solution to the problems with infection, said to RIA Novosti, a prominent Japanese expert virologist, Professor of Tohoku University Hitoshi Oshitani.

In Sechenovskiy University has previously successfully completed the study of the world's first vaccine against the coronavirus on volunteers, Russian scientists have confirmed its safety for humans.

"I don't know the details, and is very difficult to comment on that," said Professor Oshitani. According to him, "the initiative of the Russian Institute is welcome, and we need to exchange ideas and research results to search for the best solution to the problem".

"There are now many initiatives to develop vaccines against coronavirus in different countries, and they are very important. So it's good that Russia has joined this effort because the more projects the vaccine, the better," said Oshitani.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.