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China conditionally approves four self-developed COVID-19 vaccines: official

Source: China Daily

A staff member checks the packages of the COVID-19 inactivated vaccine at Sinovac Biotech Ltd, in Beijing, Dec 25, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING – China has granted conditional market approval to four self-developed COVID-19 vaccines, Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang said Friday.

China has adopted five technological approaches in developing COVID-19 vaccines. China now has 17 self-developed COVID-19 vaccines undergoing clinical trials, with seven undergoing phase-3 clinical trials, Wang told a press conference held in Beijing.

China has also included 11 drugs and treatment methods in its diagnosis and treatment plan for COVID-19, Wang added.