New Delhi: Pakistan has clarified that no vaccine was being prepared after reports emerged that the country was on the verge of developing it with the help of China even as the coronavirus cases climbed to 12,227. Advisor on Health Zafar Mirza in his daily media briefing said that currently there was no coronavirus vaccine in Pakistan and no work of any kind was going on for its development. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Imposes Rs 2,000 Fine on Migrant Workers And Others Violating Home Quarantine Amid COVID-19
“Let me clarify that while there are several initiatives to develop vaccines across the world, there is no such initiative in Pakistan at the moment,” he said. Also Read - Chess Keeps Ticking, Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
But he said that a Chinese company developing a vaccine contacted Pakistan and offered it to become a part of clinical trials. Also Read - We Are Hopeful And Optimistic of IPL Happening This Year: KXIP Head Coach Anil Kumble
“We have asked for more information from them,” Mirza said.