Iran launches final clinical trial
of domestic coronavirus vaccine
Iran has kicked off the final stage of the clinical trial of its
domestic Covid-19 vaccine as two volunteers were inoculated,
semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
"Phase 1 was successfully completed with 56 volunteers, and
today phases 2 and 3 of the clinical trial began," director of the
clinical trial centre at Tehran University of Medical Sciences
(TUMS) Hamed Hosseini said on Monday.
The receivers of the COV-Iran Barekat vaccine were two lecturers
Iran has so far reported a total of 1,754,933 coronavirus cases
and 61,330 deaths.
At least 1,499,301 Covid-19 patients have recovered, but 3,839
others remain in critical condition, according to official figures.