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Oxford Covid vaccine trials to be conducted in India soon

New Delhi: Trials for the coronavirus vaccine developed at Oxford University will begin in India as soon as a license is procured.

Scientists behind the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine have said they plan to start trials of the AstraZeneca vaccine in India soon. Indian partner Serum Institute said it has sought a licence from the DGCI to begin trials in the country soon.

AstraZeneca has partnered with nine companies across the globe and committed to the production of 2 billion doses once the vaccine is ready to be rolled out.

Human trials for the vaccine candidate in India are set to start in August this year.

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