Turkey has made important progress in creating vaccines and medicines towards COVID-19, in collaboration with the state and personal sector and universities, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated Sunday.
“Turkey has turn out to be the third nation after the U.S. and China to develop vaccines domestically based on WHO,” Erdoğan informed the inauguration ceremony of Turkey’s Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBITAK)web site: Centers of Excellence and Kocaeli University Health Facilities and Research Center in Gebze.
“COVID-19 Turkey Platform, based by TÜBITAK, is presently engaged on eight totally different vaccines and 10 totally different drugs tasks [for COVID-19],” he added.
Trials on animals for 2 candidate vaccines have been accomplished. One of them even obtained moral clearance and began its scientific part on people, the president additional stated.
Turkey has to date confirmed 239,622 circumstances and 222,656 recoveries from the novel Corona Virus, with the dying toll standing at 5,829.
Since it originated in China final December, the Corona Virus pandemic has claimed over 727,700 lives in 188 nations and areas.
More than 19.68 million COVID-19 circumstances have been reported world wide to date, with over 11.96 million, based on figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.
The US, Brazil, India, and Russia are presently the worst-hit nations in the world.