UN launches global push to accelerate production of coronavirus vaccine, treatments

A researcher works on developing a way to track genetic changes that speed testing of vaccines against the coronavirus disease. (File photo: Reuters)

The UN on Friday joined forces with world leaders and the private sector on an initiative to speed up development of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and ensure equal access for all.

“This is a landmark collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for COVID-19,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing.

“Our shared commitment is to ensure all people have access to all the tools to defeat COVID-19,” he said.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57