MOSCOW, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that about 21.5 million people in Russia have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, the TASS news agency reported.
"The situation in the country, according to experts, is stable," the president was quoted as saying in Sochi.
"We need to continue actively testing and getting vaccinated. These two components are very important in overcoming the pandemic and its consequences," he added.
Putin said he had a high level of antibodies following his vaccination and urged Russians to get inoculated as soon as possible.
Russia reported 8,465 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 4,888,727.