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30.06.2020 Health

Human Trial Of India Coronavirus Vaccine Announced

Human Trial Of India Coronavirus Vaccine Announced
LISTEN JUN 30, 2020

Volunteers in India will be immunised with a new locally-made Covid-19 vaccine in July.

An unspecified number of people will have the vaccine, as part of a trial by Hyderabad-based firm Bharat Biotech.

Tests in animals suggest the vaccine is safe and triggers an effective immune response.

The trials are among many across the world – there are around 120 vaccine programmes underway.

Half a dozen Indian firms are developing vaccines.

This is the first India-made vaccine and developed from a strain of the virus that was isolated locally and weakened under laboratory conditions.