German Health Minister Jens Spahn expects a vaccine against the coronavirus to be available soon. He said this in an interview with television channel ZDF on Thursday.
“I am optimistic that there may be a vaccine in the coming months, but certainly next year,” said the minister. Spahn did not say what month he expects the vaccine.
According to the minister, it is not yet clear how long the drug against the lung virus would work and how often people should be vaccinated.
“We do know for sure that because we all work together, we are likely to produce a vaccine faster than ever before.”
In Germany, the number of infections has risen sharply in recent days. On Wednesday, the virus was diagnosed in 1,445 people, 200 more than on Tuesday.