Russia previously offered the European Union 100 million doses of its vaccine against COVID-19, but received a cold shower from Brussels, from where the company presenting "Sputnik V" was told that their vaccine is not in the European Union's coronavirus strategy.
However, the EU eventually succumbed.
In a statement on the latest results of Phase 3 trials in Turkey of the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on March 4 its overall efficiency was 83.5% with a hospitalization prevention rate of 100%.
"Our experience also shows that hospitalizations are being prevented [via vaccine]," he added.
A 86-year old woman was the 1,000,000th person in Romania who received the vaccine against COVID-19. She received the vaccine from the coordinator of the national vaccination campaign, doctor Valeriu Gheorghita, at the Bucharest Emergency University Hospital. He previously announced that he was going to become a voluntary in one of the anti-COVID vaccination centres.