There are now at least 130 vaccine candidates being developed globally, including in Singapore. Duke-NUS Medical School is working with US firm Arcturus Therapeutics on a vaccine, which involves getting the human body to produce part of Sars-CoV-2, the anme of the virus that causes Covid-19.
National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said that a vaccine is an important part of he long-term solution to the crisis, and every Singaporean who needs it will have access to a Covid-19 vaccine should one become available. He appealed to Singaporeans to remain disciplined and vigilant, and continue to practise social responsibility in observing good personal hygiene and safe distancing measures, including avoiding big gatherings and crowded places.
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