Scientists in Hong Kong argued that coronavirus vaccines have been created, but require at least one year before they can be used.
Announcing the success of the coronavirus vaccine in the animals and then in humans, Yuen Kwok-yung, from Hong Kong University, informed the media for months.
The news is as the global community of science expands its efforts to stop the deadly disease, and scientists react at unparalleled pace to the outbreak.
Worldwide, teams work on a process that takes at least a decade, their own vaccines against Coronavirus.
Australian researchers found that a laboratory sample of an infected patient was being used to successfully synthesize the virus.
Mike Catton, from the Peter Doherty Institute of Immunity, Melbourne, said she would share a lab virus, allowing her to test hypotheses and verify her methods in battling the virus with colleagues all over the globe.
Their success in fabricating the virus is a crucial step in allowing laboratories to create their own treatments and to uncover its secrets.
The virus in the same family as the virus responsible for the SARS pandemic that killed nearly 800 people in 2003 – originated in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province.
Around 259 deaths have been reported in China amid raging outbreak with 12,000 people infected by the disease as life paralyzed in several cities of the country. People have been restricted to homes in 14 provinces in 14, while Coronavirus cases reported in 23 countries across the world.