PM: Romania will try to produce anti-Covid vaccine at Cantacuzino Institute

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PM Florin Cîțu said on Saturday after the taking the rappel of the anti-Covid vaccine (photo) that Romania is discussing with the European Commission the possibility of producing one of the anti-Covid vaccines in our country at Cantacuzino Institute.

Asked by the journalists of Romania has started any discussions to buy also the vaccines produced in Russia or China, PM Cîțu replied: “No, we talked instead with the European Commission, we’ll do a better thing. We’ll try to produce anti-Covid vaccine here in Romania, at Cantacuzino Institute”.

The PM detailed that “following some questions addressed by the EC”, Bucharest voiced “its willingness to produce the vaccine in Romania”. “We’ll see which vaccine we’ll be producing, but this is the option we have”.

On the other hand, the manager of Cantacuzino Institute, Florin Oancea told Digi FM on Sunday that it is only a discussion about Romania’s availability to join this European effort of producing vaccines against COVID-19.

We don’t know the challenge ahead of Cantacuzino Institute, so that I can give a time frame. It is hazardous yet to say when the vaccine production will actually happen in Romania“, the manager stated.

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