Notably, 62 percent had no symptoms, and the virus’s infection mechanism still has areas that need to be explored, it added.
Twenty recovered patients would have their genes sequenced in the first stage before the project could hope to expand, Nguyen Hoai Nghia of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy said.
Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine has earlier in August been proved work well on mice. As many as 50 mice in the lab, which had injected made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 vaccine, remains healthy, Vietnam’s media cited researchers as saying.
The coronavirus vaccine was jointly developed by researchers from Vietnam’s Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No.1 (VABIOTECH) and the U.K.'s Bristol University.
After 10 days, the mice were reportedly in good health and being closely monitored for immune responses, VnExpress cited the VABIOTECH leader as saying.Vietnam has had 1,169 Covid-19 cases so far, 70 still active. Thirty five have died, most of them older people with underlying conditions like diabetes and kidney failure.