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North Korea develops a vaccine against the Coronavirus

North Korea develops a vaccine against the Corona virus.

South Korea's KBS World radio network said Saturday that North Korea has announced the development of its own vaccine against the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19).   

The Council for Scientific Research in Pyongyang said Saturday that its scientists are now conducting clinical trials to develop a vaccine against the virus. 

A report issued by the North Korean government science and technology committee said that a medical biology institute under the leadership of the North Korean Academy of Medical Sciences is leading efforts to develop a vaccine, using what is known as "angiotensin-converting enzyme 2" or "ACE2". 

This enzyme converts angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 2 and the function of angiotensin 2 is to absorb sodium. 

North Korea stated that it had confirmed the immunity and safety of its vaccine, through animal tests, and that clinical trials had begun this month.

In line with this, the government has been collecting blood samples from fully recovered patients in several areas including Daegu, once the epicenter of the outbreak in the country.

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