The director of the IPPE Andrei Goverdovsky told about this in an interview with the newspaper "Country Rosatom".

He said that "physicists and chemists of the IPPE are developing a new method of combating viruses, including COVID-19."

According to him, at the institute this project is called “luminous gas”.

Goverdovsky said that "so far no one has been able to disinfect with ultraviolet light inside a person."

“We figured out how to do this ... We hope that in addition to coronavirus, our method will also allow the treatment of tuberculosis, oncology and other diseases,” he said.

On May 28, it became known that Russia proposed eight candidate vaccines from COVID-19 to WHO.