On Saturday, Chinese health official, Zhang Wenhong said a successful vaccine against the coronavirus
can be administered to humans as early as March in 2021.
"There are uncertainties in developing vaccines. Coronaviruses, including MERS and SARS, have not seen a particularly reliable one so far... the best scenario is that if one of the vaccines that people are making is effective and progressing relatively fast, it should be available as soon as possible from March to June next year," Zhang was quoted by the Global Times.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump had expressed confidence that a vaccine for coronavirus
could be available by the end of the year.
"I think we'll have a vaccine by the end of the year," Trump said at a Fox News virtual town hall. "We'll have a vaccine much sooner rather than later."
As the world leaders continue to expedite the date of vaccine, COVID-19 continues to affect the world with over 4.6 million affected with the virus and more than 311,425 deaths.