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2/18, 5:21 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WHO: COVID-19 vaccine possible in 12-18 months

World Health Organization's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday that it will take between 12 and 18 months before a vaccine for coronavirus is ready. "But we can save many many lives now without a vaccine - through supportive therapy," he added.

The official also noted that cases of human-to-human transmission have been recorded in 12 countries, while local transmission of coronavirus has been only found in specific circumstances, such as the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

He also announced that a WHO-led mission could travel to the center of the outbreak, in Wuhan, China.

Breaking the News / NI