China will test a coronavirus vaccine in April

The authorities of the Asian region indicated that in two months they will begin to test in humans a vaccine for this virus

The Chinese authorities are planning to start testing human vaccines recently created to deal with the new coronavirus in April, which has resulted in 2,236 deaths in the Asian giant and more than 76,000 infected worldwide.

Xu Nanping, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, said public and private researchers around the world are currently working to develop treatments and vaccines that can alleviate the outbreak of coronavirus that emerged in December in the city of Wuhan, in the province of Hubei.

“Several research teams are testing different techniques to develop a possible vaccine and it is expected that the first vaccine can undergo clinical exams in late April”, said the minister.

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that the process to apply vaccines in an attempt to curb the coronavirus could take a year. The general director of the organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has said that the “process could take between 12 and 18 months.”

The Government of China has launched five different ways of addressing the health crisis, including the development of a vaccine, the use of genetic engineering to produce proteins that act as antigens or the modification of existing vaccines, such as the one used against Influenzavirus A.

K. Tovar

With information from News Agencies

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