The experts said the country needs a well-planned roadmap alongside keeping in touch with all the potential countries and originations that are conducting the phase-III trial of vaccine development to get permission to manufacture one in the country once gets approval by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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"We have approved the human trial of the Covid-19 (candidate) vaccine, developed by Sinovac, in Bangladesh after examining all necessary research protocols", Maleque said at a media briefing.
Halperin said the Halifax lab would be working on other COVID-19 studies and is in discussions with at least six different manufacturers.
The project will also build on the local expertise already available for clinical trials and contribute in capacity building, upgrading of facilities and resources required for vaccine development and manufacturing in the country.
Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne downplayed suggestions the vaccine partnership failed because of ongoing political tensions between the two countries.
Bangladesh has registered 45 new fatalities from COVID-19 in a daily count, taking the total death toll to 4,127.
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Since the start of pandemic , the FDA has issued dozens of EUAs, mostly for diagnostic tests but also some treatments. But more than 70,000 Americans have already received the therapy under FDA's "expanded access" program.
Sobyanin encouraged Moscow residents to sign up, arguing that the vaccine was based on longtime previous research and proven to be safe.
Besides, he said, Bangladesh should be part of the clinical trial of various vaccines, including that of China and India.
The vaccine is expected to be out by September-end.
Dr Fauci has also indicated that the U.S.is unlikely to use a Chinese or Russian vaccine because of doubts over testing procedures. "Besides, Bangladesh will get priority in the purchase of an adequate number of vaccines from the Chinese company", he said.
Dhaka has requested Beijing that it hopes once the World Health Organisation approved the vaccine it should be among the first to get it. "Clinical trials are research; that's why we have given the go-ahead", the source said.
Yu told the newspaper that some divisions of the Chinese government were not clear on whether the vaccine should "go to global trials or how to handle it".