Russia says it has received 38. 9 million COVID - 19 vaccines

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MOSCOW, Aug. 5 - Russia has administered COVID -19 vaccines to 38.9 million people, about 27% of its population, health minister Mikhail Murashko said on Thursday.

He did not say whether the figure referred to those who were fully inoculated or received at least one dose. Last month the government said 33.6 million people had received at least one dose and 22.6 million both.

Vladimir Putin also said in a meeting with Murashko that Russia had made a total of 53 million vaccine doses available to the public and the COVID-19 situation in the country was stabilising.