Vietnam successfully cultivates nCoV in labs
The Hanoitimes - The successful cultivation of nCoV is the basis for future research and development of a vaccine against the virus and provides more effective preventive measures.
Vietnam’s National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) under the Ministry of Health announced on February 7 that it has successfully isolated and grown new coronaviruses in the laboratory, local media reported.
|Image of nCoV in the laboratory room. Photo: NIHE|
The successful cultivation of nCoV is the basis for future research and development of a vaccine against the virus and provides more effective preventive measures.
The institute said that this successful cultivation will enable rapid testing of nCoV infections and suspected cases.
As a result, Vietnam is capable of testing thousands of specimens every day if necessary.
Currently, Vietnam has more than 1,000 people returning from China and nearly 500 people in close contact with people infected with nCoV are isolated, monitored and tested.
According to the Ministry of Health, up to now, Vietnam still ensures enough biological products for testing.
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