WHO Head: First trials of vaccine against coronavirus have begun

WHO Head: First trials of vaccine against coronavirus have begun
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  • calendar-gray 18 March 2020

The first vaccine trial has begun, just 60 days after the genetic sequence of the coronavirus was shared, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said in a Media briefing on COVID19, APA reports.

"This is an incredible achievement. We commend the researchers around the world who have come together to systemically evaluate experimental therapeutics," he wrote.

As the countries around the world continue to combat the ongoing global pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the head of the World Health Organization announced that the first trial of a vaccine that might help deal with this calamity has finally begun.

As WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has explained, this process was initiated about two months after the generic sequence of the pathogen was shared, which he described as an "incredible achievement".

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