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Six Indian cos working on Covid-19 vaccine; ramp up testing, say experts

As Covid-19 infects more than 1.9 million in the world and claims 1,26,000 lives, Indian scientists are also part of the global fight against the disease

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Generally, vaccines take several months to pass the different stages of testing, and then approvals also take time

Six Indian companies are working on a vaccine to control coronavirus, joining global efforts to find a quick prevention for it, a top Indian scientist said.  Nearly 70 vaccine candidates' are being tested and at least three have moved to the human clinical trial stage, but a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is unlikely to be ready for mass use before 2021. Meanwhile, experts have warned that India needs to "significantly ramp up" the number of tests done across the country to trace Covid-19 infection if the virus is to be contained in time. While Zydus ...