Bhubaneswar, Aug. 2 -- Moscow: Russia is planning a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus from October, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said.

"We plan wider (vaccination) from October because we need to launch a new system of treatment gradually," the Minister told TASS News Agency on Saturday.

Murashko pointed out earlier that clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology were over.

The vaccination will be free of charge, the Minister added.

"We plan that the coronavirus vaccination campaign will be totally covered from the budget. Accordingly, the vaccination scheme is known to all. It will be planned," he said.

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