Ugur Shaheen and his wife, Ozlem Turishi, will receive the Medal of Merit, “the Cross of the Knight Commander,” which is one of the highest honors awarded by the German state.
The prizes will be presented by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace, the presidential residence.
This is the first award that the German president personally awarded this year.
The company “Biontech”, in cooperation with its partner, “Pfizer”, the US pharmaceutical giant, developed the “MRNA” vaccine against the “Corona” virus, which was the first vaccine licensed in the European Union last December.
The new corona virus