On Wednesday, the government of Peru began registering volunteers for the start of clinical trials of a vaccine from China against COVID-19.
Over 6,000 people - between the ages of 18 and 75 - volunteered, however, they must not have had the virus prior to volunteering.
The registration will be conducted by two universities, Cayetano Heredia and San Marcos universities.
Each university will be registering 3,000 volunteers each; “The universities will select 3,000 volunteers each,” Rector of San Marcos, Orestes Cachay, said to the media.
The vaccine to be administered was created by Sinopharm, a Chinese pharmaceutical company.
Speaking with Channel N, a Peruvian TV station, Cachay said, “A technical team from China will arrive in the coming days, totaling 38 people, to implement the operational part of the project."
Peru's President, Martin Vizcarra, said that the country would take part in clinical trials of vaccines from the US, UK, Germany, and China.