January 29, 2020 / 7:41 AM / 20 days ago

Russia says it is working on virus vaccine together with China

MOSCOW, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Russia and China are working jointly to develop a coronavirus vaccine and Beijing has handed over the genome of the virus to Moscow, the Russian consulate in China’s Guangzhou said on Wednesday.

“Russian and Chinese experts have begun developing a vaccine,” the consulate said in a statement on its website.

Russia has not had any confirmed cases of the new virus. (Reporting by Andrey Kuzmin; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet)

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