LONDON –  A UK-trained Malaysian Doctor has joined a team at Imperial College London, to search and develop a vaccine for COVID-19.

Doctor Nur Amalina Che Bakri was given the task of finding suitable volunteers to take part in the vaccine trials conducted at said college which will be facilitated by the NIHR Imperial Clinical Research Facility led by Dr.Katrina Pollock.

The UK government has promised to allot £22.5mil (RM121.1mil) grant to fast track the college’s development of a vaccine for COVID-19. According to UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, developing a vaccine is in the long run, still the best way to defeat COVID-19.

“The UK is at the forefront of the global effort… two of the leading vaccine developments are based here, on Oxford and Imperial,” he added. COVID-19 has currently infected over 2 million people worldwide.

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