The UK Government has disclosed that a new Coronavirus vaccine being developed in the UK will be put to test this week as human trials begins on Thursday.
The announcement comes as the number of people infected reaches 130,000 and the death toll topped 17,000 in the UK.
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, further revealed that the vaccine was being developed at the University of Oxford.
"We will throw everything we've got at developing a vaccine. At the same time we'll invest in manufacturing capability so if either of these vaccines safely works then we can make it available for the British people as soon as humanely possible." he said.
“In normal times, reaching this stage would take years and I’m very proud of the work taken so far. The upside of being the first country in the world to develop a successful vaccine is so huge that I am throwing everything at it." He further revealed.
He added that a lot of work is being done so that a vaccine, if it is found, can be rolled out to the public as soon as humanly possible since that is the only way lockdowns and restrictions can be permanetly lifted.