“We have a strain of the Indian coronavirus,” the minister said when asked if Russia received this strain.

At the end of April, the head of Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said that Russia had requested a sample of the Indian strain of coronavirus.

According to the director of the center.

Gamaleya Alexander Gunzburg, the Sputnik V vaccine will be effective against the Indian mutation, because "double vaccination with Sputnik V gives a high titer of protective immunoglobulins, even if the antigen is changed."