BEIJING: An official with Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has said coronavirus vaccines being developed in the country may be ready for use by the general public in November or December.
Guizhen Wu said she has experienced no abnormal symptoms after taking an experimental vaccine herself in April.
China has four COVID-19 vaccines in the final stage of clinical trials.
Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates on Monday granted emergency approval for use of a coronavirus vaccine being developed by Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm.
“The vaccine will be available to our first line of defence heroes,” UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority tweeted.
The company had started a phase III trial for the vaccine in the UAE in July.
Globally, there have been over 2.91 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 9.26 lakh people have died so far.