Vietnam starts human trial of coronavirus vaccine

HANOI (AFP) – A Vietnamese pharmaceutical company began testing a coronavirus vaccine on volunteers in Hanoi yesterday, as developing countries jostle with richer nations to access affordable inoculations.

Nanogen’s Nanocovax is one of four under development in Vietnam, and a company representative said it is expected to cost around USD5 a dose. Three volunteers received the jab yesterday and will be monitored for 72 hours at the Vietnam Military Medical University.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin