China displays homegrown coronavirus vaccine for the first time

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New Delhi : China displayed its homegrown coronavirus vaccine for the first time that will be used for the treatment of COVID-19 infection in the future.

High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair this week -- vaccine candidates produced by Chinese companies Sinovac Biotech and Sinopharm.

The vaccines on display are yet to hit the market, but the companies are sure that they will get approved after completing all three phases of trials by the year end.

A Sinovac representative told AFP his firm has already "completed the construction of a vaccine factory" able to produce 300 million doses a year.

On Monday, people were seen gathering around the stall to have a look at the vaccine that can be a game changer in the treatment of coronavirus vaccine.

China, which is facing a storm of foreign criticism over its early handling of the pandemic, has been trying to repurpose the story of Covid-19.

As of last month, at least 5.7 billion doses of the vaccines under development around the world had been pre-ordered.

But the World Health Organization has warned that widespread immunisation against Covid-19 may not be on the cards until the middle of next year.