Coronavirus: Brazil’s regulator to approve Sinovac vaccine by January

A box of China's Sinovac, a potential vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is held during a news conference at Instituto Butantan in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 9, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)

Sao Paulo Health Secretary Jean Gorinchteyn said on Monday he expects Brazil’s regulator to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac by January.

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Gorinchteyn said the Butantan biomedical research institute, that is running the late-stage trials of the Sinovac vaccine in Brazil, has now reached the minimum number of infected cases to register the vaccine.

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Last Update: Monday, 23 November 2020 KSA 19:38 - GMT 16:38