Australian scientists replicate corona-virus in a laboratory
A group of scientists in Australia has been able to replicate the corona-virus in lab conditions. This could be a critical achievement to speed up the process of finding a vaccine to combat the deadly virus.
The team which is the first to recreate the virus outside china, is from Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne.
The virus was developed from an infected patient. The research will be shared among expert laboratories working closely with the World Health Organization in Europe and laboratories across Australia.
This will assist on accurate diagnostics across the world and to assess the effectiveness of trial vaccines.
Meanwhile there are also conspiracy theories claiming the virus initially was created in a biomedical laboratory in China and accidentally got released.