China Central Television, quoting state-run Xinhua news agency said today seven medical staff at two hospitals were given the treatment, with preliminary test results showing their symptoms were controlled. CCTV tweeted: “Good news! Xinhua News Agency learned from the Union Medical College Hospital of Tongji and Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology that after the treatment of seven medical staff in the hospital, preliminary test results showed that the new type of coronavirus nucleic acid test has been transferred.
“Clinical symptoms are controlled.”
The vaccine’s success has not yet been verified by the World Health Organisation.
Scientists had been trying to develop a vaccine since the outbreak first emerged at the beginning of January.
Efforts were ramped up this week as more than 2,000 people were infected with the virus.
Researchers were using genetic sequencing to try to identify pathogens responsible for the virus, Xu Wenbo, director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told reporters during a briefing yesterday.
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