President Putin Says India and China May Start Producing Russia's Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine

India and China may start producing Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, the RIA news agency cited President Vladimir Putin as saying on Tuesday.

Putin also proposed that the creation of a vaccine research centre for BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - be sped up, TASS reported.

Putin was speaking at the BRICS virtual summit that was also addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.