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Israel says "major progress" in development of vaccine against new crown virus

Israel says "major progress" in development of vaccine against new crown virus


Jerusalem, March 31 
 The Israeli Prime Minister's Office issued a statement on March 31 stating that the Israel Biological Research Institute has made progress in developing a vaccine against the new crown virus and will conduct animal experiments soon.

  The statement said that the director of the Institute of Biological Sciences, Shmuir Shapila, reported to Prime Minister Netanyahu that the institute had made "significant progress" in developing a prototype vaccine against the new crown virus and was preparing to carry out the vaccine. Animal experiment.

  In early February of this year, Netanyahu instructed the Israel Biological Institute to carry out the development of a vaccine against the new crown virus and establish a vaccine production plant.

  In addition, the Israel Institute of Technology announced on the 31st that researchers have used 3D printing technology to develop a special "patch" attached to the masks of medical staff, which helps reduce the infection rate of medical staff. This special "patch" is made of nanofibers coated with disinfectant to enhance the ability of nanoparticle capture to more effectively stop the virus from entering the mask. The patch has been initially approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health and is scheduled to be tested in the next few days.

  According to data released by the Israeli Ministry of Health on the evening of the 31st, 663 new cases of newly diagnosed coronal pneumonia were added that day, the largest single-day increase since the outbreak in the country. As of the 31st, the cumulative confirmed cases were 5,358, of which 94 were critically ill; 4 new deaths and 20 cumulative deaths; 63 new cures and 224 cumulative cures.

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