The alleged vaccine has developed such a high degree of distrust in the USA that one government official was quoted as saying, "There's no way in hell the US tries this (Russian vaccine) on monkeys, let alone people".
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday that President Donald Trump was briefed on the new Russian vaccine.
Russian officials have said that they are open to share information about the vaccine and that it would allow United States pharmaceutical companies to produce the Russian vaccine on American soil.
Indonesia on Tuesday launched human trials of a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine with some 1,600 volunteers slated to take part in the six-month study. "We will do it simultaneously with Russian Federation", he said.
There are now no approved vaccines for COVID-19, with over 25 candidates being studied in humans.
Historic Israel-UAE deal draws varied global reactions
The agreement also envisions giving Muslims greater access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem. It remains unclear what prompted Israel and the UAE to make the announcement now.
A senior scientist and member of a government expert panel tasked with formulating India's strategies for developing Covid-19 vaccines told The Telegraph that he had no knowledge of a proposal for Phase 3 trials of the Russian vaccine in India.
Earlier this week, Russian president Vladimir Putin said that his country has produced a vaccine against the coronavirus, but American-based experts have expressed concerns over the efficacy of the vaccine, and whether the country cut corners in its production.
A medical specialist wearing a protective suit collects a swab sample from a traveller who has returned from Da Nang, at a rapid testing center for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hanoi, Vietnam August 8, 2020. Even if India were to procure Sputnik V, its phase II and III trials on locals are necessary before approval for use.
The Philippines has logged the highest number of confirmed infections in Southeast Asia with more than 147,500 cases and at least 2400 deaths.
While Putin did not confirm if he had taken the vaccine, he said that his daughter was received it. Ltd. reached a deal with AstraZeneca and Novavax to supply their COVID-19 vaccines to middle and low-income countries this month.