In China, the number of coronavirus victims has increased to 56 people, as China Daily reports. The news agency notes that experts have begun to develop a vaccine against the deadly virus.
In addition to rising deaths due to the epidemic, the National Health Commission of China, as of midnight Saturday, has recorded 1,975 cases of the disease, as well as 2,684 persons are suspected of being infected.
"China has begun developing a vaccine against coronavirus after successfully isolating the first strain of the virus," the report said.
An outbreak of a new coronavirus occurred in Wuhan, China, late last year. According to the doctors, the virus is transmitted from person to person. Cases have also been reported in South Korea, the United States, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, France, Australia, and Nepal.
As we reported, Chinese authorities have introduced the highest level of emergency response in the field of public health in 25 provinces, as well as in cities of central subordination and special administrative regions.