UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has shared a photo of himself taking part in a clinical trial to establish if plasma from the blood of recovered coronavirus patients could help treat others fighting the illness.
Mr Hancock, who recovered after testing positive in late March, tweeted: “This hugely important clinical trial will help our NHS treat #coronavirus patients using plasma.”
As for vaccines to prevent illness, the first human trial in Europe started in Oxford on Thursday. Another team at Imperial College London hopes to begin human trials of its vaccine in June.
The Oxford University and Imperial teams have received more than £40m of government funding.
Source : BBC News