China: Coronavirus vaccine for clinical trials late April

China: Coronavirus vaccine for clinical trials late April

In Ukraine, residents protest against the arrival of evacuees from coronavirus-hit China's Hubei province, at the village of Novi Sanzhary in Poltava region, on Thursday. They blocked the road leading to a sanatorium where the evacuees were to be held in quarantine for at least two weeks. (Photo: Reuters)
In Ukraine, residents protest against the arrival of evacuees from coronavirus-hit China's Hubei province, at the village of Novi Sanzhary in Poltava region, on Thursday. They blocked the road leading to a sanatorium where the evacuees were to be held in quarantine for at least two weeks. (Photo: Reuters)

BEIJING: The earliest vaccine for the coronavius that has killed more than 2,000 in China alone will be submitted for clinical trials around late April, China's Vice Science and Technology Minister Xu Nanping said on Friday.

Xu made the remarks during a press briefing. 

Zhou Qi, deputy secretary-general of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, also told reporters that companies which have resumed operations should ensure proper ventilation and maintain a safe distance among workers.


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