Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa has received a coronavirus vaccine injection as part of the phase 3 trials underway in the country, according to state media.

“The phase III clinical trials are being conducted in collaboration with Abu-Dhabi based G42 Healthcare using a vaccine developed by Sinopharm CNBG, the sixth-largest producer of vaccines in the world,” Bahrain’s state-run news agency said on Wednesday.

Sinopharm, a Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company, launched a phase 3 trial of its coronavirus vaccine in the United Arab Emirates in June in partnership with G42.

Al-Khalifa is among 6,000 volunteers participating in the trials “selected from those who meet the required medical criteria,” according to the report.

“I was privileged to stand together with our each one of them determined to play their part in working to protect others, not just at home in our Kingdom, but right across the globe,” al-Khalifa was quoted as saying.

Source : CNN


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