Vietnam focuses on research, production of COVID-19 vaccine

(VOVWORLD) -Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on Wednesday asked the Ministry of Science and Technology to work with the Ministry of Health and relevant agencies to focus resources on research and production of a vaccine against COVID-19. 

The Deputy PM made the request at Wednesday’s meeting with officials and scientists to discuss way to speed up vaccine development.

Vietnam has worked to contribute to global effort in beating COVID-19. Made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 test kits have been approved by the World Health Organization.  More than 20 countries including Iran, Ukraine, Finland, and Malaysia have already ordered the COVID-19 test kits developed by the Vietnam Military Medical University and the Viet A Company with funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology.