June 23, 2020 / 3:31 PM / a month ago

Brazil nears deal to produce Oxford coronavirus vaccine

BRASILIA, June 23 (Reuters) - Brazil is likely to sign a contract this week to produce a trial vaccine against the novel coronavirus developed by Oxford University, the country’s interim health minister said Tuesday.

Human clinical trials in Brazil for the potential vaccine started this weekend with 3,000 people. (Reporting by Ricardo Brito Writing by Carolina Mandl Editing by Brad Haynes)

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