FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
CAIRO - 2 July 2020: Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced on Thursday that the National Research Centre has registered four new COVID-19 candidate vaccines for preclinical evaluation.
In a press release, the minister added that they come within 132 candidate COVID-19 vaccines that are currently being developed by scientists across the world, according to the World Health Organization.
The minister noted that a research team at the National Research Centre discovered that there are three natural materials that can diminish the virus, adding that the center is currently preparing a file concerning the tests.