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Cuban scientists working towards COVID-19 vaccination

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 10:14 AM
Cuba says it expects the vaccine development to be successful - Contributed photo

HAVANA, Cuba, CMC – Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel says local scientists at the BioCubaFarma Research Centre are working towards developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

On Twitter, the Cuban president wrote that some researchers and scientists are progressing in the search for a vaccine to halt the spread of the virus.

“… I’m pretty sure they will succeed,’ Diaz-Canel said.

Meanwhile, director of the centre Eduardo Martinez said that “obtaining an effective vaccine against COVID-19 is top priority for our entire science and innovation system at BioCubaFarma. We have seen today how the Carlos J. Finlay Research Institute is quickly and firmly progressing in this project.”

Martinez also said the centre will fulfil each step required for a project of this kind.

Cuba has been experiencing an outbreak since the end of July, which led to tighten social isolation measures in the Havana and Artemisa provinces.

On Wednesday, the health ministry reported 35 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the country’s tally to 3,128.

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