Nepal approves Sputnik V, the Russian Covid-19 vaccine, for emergency use

Kathmandu, April 21

Nepal has approved Sputnik V, the Russian Covid-19 vaccine, for emergency use in the country.

The Department of Drug Administration on Tuesday says conditional permission has been granted for emergency use.

So far, Nepal has approved four Covid-19 vaccines for use in the country: Covishield and Covaxin from India, Vero Cell from China, and Sputnik V from Russia.

However, the country has been using only Covishield and Vero Cell so far.