Iranian leader gets 1st dose of domestic COVID vaccine

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

Tehran [Iran], June 25 (ANI/Sputnik): Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei received the first shot of the homegrown coronavirus vaccine, Barekat, on Friday and thanked the developers for their efforts.

"Receiving the first dose of the #IranianCovidVaccine that has been developed by young Iranian scientists," Khamenei's official Twitter posted, accompanied by a video of the procedure.

Khamenei further expressed his gratitude to the researchers and developers who "made scientific & practical efforts to provide the country with such a great, prestigious capability."

Iran has confirmed more than 3.12 million COVID-19 cases so far, with over 83,000 fatalities. (ANI/Sputnik)

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