In Kazakhstan, the plant for the production of the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V was stopped. ORDA writes with reference to the director of the drug policy department, Bauyrzhan Dzhusipov.
He explained that experts have already produced a sufficient amount of their own QazVac vaccine. In parallel, Nur-Sultan is negotiating the purchase of a new batch of the American Pfizer vaccine.
In March, the Ministry of Health of Kazakhstan received for approval a draft agreement with Russia on the mutual recognition of vaccination passports. “In principle, this is a worked out draft agreement, formalities remain,” commented Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Republic Aizhan Esmagambetova. At the same time, Rospotrebnadzor softened the rules for entry by land for citizens of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Russians.
In July, Moscow lifted coronavirus restrictions on crossing the land border, introduced in March 2020. The border was completely closed until August 2020.