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Algeria registers Sputnik vaccine for use, Russian wealth fund says

MOSCOW, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Algeria has registered Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine for use, becoming the first African country to do, Russia's RDIF sovereign wealth fund said on Sunday.

Russia said last month it had signed a contract with Algeria to supply it with the vaccine. (Reporting by Anton Zverev and Anton Kolodyazhnyy; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alexander Smith)