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3/12/2020, 7:37 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Israel to announce vaccine development - report

Scientists at the Israeli Institute for Biological Research are expected to announce in the coming days that they have completed the development of a vaccine for the new coronavirus COVID-19.

Sources familiar with the situation told Israeli newspaper Haaretz that scientists at the institute are on their way to announce significant breakthroughs in understanding the virus. However, there is still a long process of pre-clinical and clinical trials to follow. Israel currently has 97 total cases of infection and no deaths reported.

Israeli Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis said earlier this week that if all goes as planned, "the vaccine could be ready within a few weeks and available in 90 days."

Breaking the News / TF