Iran has announced a successful test of a vaccine against COVID-19 on animals, IRNA reports.
The chief executive of the order of Imam Khomeini, Mohammad Mohler, said that “the work of Iranian researchers and scientists to create a vaccine against coronavirus has successfully reached the final stage, and tests of this vaccine on animals, which were carried out on monkeys, were successful.”
“Iranian researchers have used several methods to create a vaccine for the coronavirus, which is nearing completion, and the effectiveness of the vaccine has been confirmed and will soon be tested in humans,” he said.
According to him, after the vaccine was administered to the monkey, no traces of the virus were observed in the animal, and even with pathology, there were no traces of the virus. All vaccine documentation has been sent to the Ministry of Health to obtain a license for testing on humans.
“A vaccine production line has also been built and, at the same time as the announcement of the success of the human trial, this production line will open, where we can produce more coronavirus vaccines than the country needs,” he added.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Iran to date, more than 500,000 people have been infected with the virus, of which 29,000 have died.