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Slovak Health Minister Forced to Resign over Sputnik V Purchase

Slovakian Health Minister Marek Krajci was forced to resign on Thursday amid pressure from the country’s four-party coalition government, which threatened to disband last month in protest of his order of two million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V, a Chinese coronavirus vaccine candidate.

A measles vaccine is prepared on September 10, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Kremlin Claims Putin Will Take Coronavirus Vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to get inoculated against the Chinese coronavirus in order to safely visit the South Korean capital of Seoul — which has been hit hard by the global pandemic — Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives for a meeting with members of the Security Council via teleconference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow on September 4, 2020. (Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik / AFP) (Photo by MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images)