Chinese firm gets approval to begin human testing for coronavirus vaccine


China has approved a coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products' unit to begin human testing, the company said in a filing on Tuesday.

The potential vaccine, co-developed by Anhui Zhifei Longcom Biopharmaceutical and the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has received a certificate from the National Medical Products Administration to launch clinical trials. Chinese researchers and companies are testing six experimental shots in humans, and more than a dozen vaccines.....

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