Pakistan to start clinical trials of China-made coronavirus vaccine

By: News Desk      Published: 08:12 PM, 22 Apr, 2020
Pakistan to start clinical trials of China-made coronavirus vaccine

Pakistan is going to start the clinical trials for the coronavirus vaccine that has been prepared by China and is already is in the second phase of clinical trials.

Pakistan National Institute of Health (NIH) Executive Director Major General Aamer Ikram on Wednesday said China has prepared a vaccine against COVID-19 and it has been given to Pakistan for clinical testing immediately, reported 24NewsHd TV Channel.

“We are hopeful that made in China vaccine against the deadly coronavirus would be launched in next three months in Pakistan,” he said. “China is providing us the vaccines for the clinical trial on an immediate basis.”

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NIH Executive Director said that the whole world is preparing the vaccine for the COVID-19.

He said they were completing the required procedures to launch the vaccine trials in the country and soon the trial will be initiated.

Beijing approved the first trial for a vaccine developed by the military-backed Academy of Military Medical Sciences and Hong Kong-listed biotech firm CanSino Bio on March 16.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 10,113 on Wednesday after new infections were confirmed in the country. Pakistan also saw another deadliest day as it was third occasion that 17 coronavirus patients died in 24-hours in Pakistan.