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Vaccine may be ready by year-end: WHO chief

| Updated: October 11, 2020 16:59:59


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland, October 5, 2020. Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via REUTERS Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland, October 5, 2020. Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via REUTERS

Director-General of World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday said a vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end.

However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did not give elaborate information in this regard while addressing the end of a two-day meeting of its Executive Board on the pandemic, reports Reuters.

“We will need vaccines and there is hope that by the end of this year we may have a vaccine. There is hope,” he said.

Nine experimental vaccines are in the pipeline of the WHO-led COVAX global vaccine facility that aims to distribute 2 billion doses by the end of 2021.

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