Russia has approved its coronavirus vaccines despite scepticism.

President Vladimir Putin confirmed that one of his daughters used the vaccine who was feeling fine despite a brief temperature increase. Before she was injected her temperature was 38 degrees and after she was injected the vaccine it drops to 37.5. 

“I think in this sense she took part in the experiment,” Mr. Putin said.

“After the first injection her temperature was 38 degrees, the next day 37.5, and that was it. After the second injection, her temperature went up slightly, then back to normal.”

Russian officials said the vaccine had been named Sputnik-V, in honour of the world’s first satellite. Sputnik is the Russian word for satellite.

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