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Chinese Vaccine Approved for Human Testing at Virus Epicenter

  • Hong Kong-listed CanSino Biologics worked with China military
  • Testing on 108 people to continue through end of this year
Swab samples to be tested for coronavirus at a hospital in Wuhan, March 14.

Swab samples to be tested for coronavirus at a hospital in Wuhan, March 14.

Photographer: Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

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CanSino Biologics Inc. said it received Chinese regulatory approval to start human trials of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, another example of a potential weapon against the illness being fast-tracked for testing as the global death toll escalates and nations impose lockdowns on their citizens.