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Abu Dhabi: In a media briefing on Monday, UAE authorities said that research was progressing on two possible vaccines for COVID-19 and that human trials were to be conducted.

Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Community Protection, while announcing the details, said: "We have more than 15,000 volunteers to conduct trials, and the best scientific standards for medical studies will be followed and guaranteed. If the safety and efficacy of the vaccine are proven during this phase, the test will be considered successful..."

Al Owais said two vaccines had reached the third stage of trials and that clinical studies and trials would have to be conducted to find the efficacy of the vaccine against the coronavirus infection.

He added that this progress counts as a major achievement for the UAE health sector.