Coronavirus update: The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine

Deepa Narwani | May 4, 2020

A number of countries have now started to report that the rate of COVID-19 cases has started to decline. However, the progress that is being watched even more closely is the development of a Coronavirus vaccine.It normally takes years to develop, approve and produce an effective vaccine.

But due to the need of the hour, there are currently over 70 COVID-19 vaccines in development worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).Creating a safe vaccine would provide some protection by training people's immune systems to fight the virus so they don’t get infected. It would, therefore, allow lockdowns to be lifted and social distancing rules to be relaxed.

Click here to take a look at the progress of a few developments and for the more details.