German Health Minister Jens Spahn (Jens Spahn) announced on Thursday that, regardless of the EU’s position, Germany will ensure the purchase of Sputnik V vaccine in bilateral talks with Russia.
Spahn told WDR: “After the European Commission decided not to sign the Sputnik V vaccine delivery contract on Wednesday night, I announced to my colleagues in the European Union that Germany will conduct bilateral negotiations with the vaccine,” Spahn told WDR.
He also declared that Russia must first meet two conditions. One is related to the provision of further data to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), so Sputnik V can also be used in the EU.
The second condition is related to the speed of vaccine delivery.
Spahn said: “In order to really change our current situation, it should be delivered within the next few months. Because after that, we will still get enough vaccines from other manufacturers.”
The Federal Government of Bavaria yesterday signed a pre-contract to provide Sputnik V vaccine, which should be produced in a factory in Bavaria.