South Africa started testing a vaccine against COVID-19

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The first coronavirus vaccine trial in Africa began in South Africa. This was reported on Tuesday, June 23, local television channel ENCA.

According to him, 2 thousand volunteers take part in the test.

The vaccine was developed by Oxford University in cooperation with the pharmaceutical corporation AstraZeneca.

In Russia a day earlier the second group of volunteers received the vaccine from coronavirus-caused COVID-19 at Burdenko Hospital.

On June 17, the Russian Ministry of Health reported on the details of clinical trials of two forms of Russian COVID-19 vaccine. It was noted that the drugs were developed by the Ministry of Defense in cooperation with the National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Burdenko. N.F. Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology.