600 Moroccans have volunteered to participate in the clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine, which will be carried out at the University Hospital of Rabat and Casablanca as well as at the military hospital in Rabat.
This is the vaccine developed by the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm. Outside of Morocco, clinical trials that start next week also include China, the United Arab Emirates, Peru and Argentina. This is a trial supervised by an ethics committee and conducted in compliance with Law No. 28-13, relating to the protection of persons participating in biomedical research. All this will be done in compliance with the law relating to the protection of personal data.
The Minister of Health Khalid Ait Taleb places high hopes in these clinical trials. If the results are conclusive, Morocco could manufacture this vaccine itself through the Sothema laboratory, which will be the producer or the production partner.