The State of Palestine has become the first Middle Eastern country to approve Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for coronavirus, one day after Algeria became the first African country to do the same.

The registration of Sputnik V was carried out under emergency-use authorization without additional clinical trials in Palestine, said the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which finances the development of the vaccine.

The same procedure was used in Algeria on Sunday, as well as in Argentina, Bolivia and Serbia, where vaccination using the Russian shots is already underway. (RT)