By Isha Sesay • 02 February 2020 • 18:36
Italian scientists have been able to isolate the sequence of coronavirus. Credit: National Institute of Infectious Diseases.
THERE has been a remarkable breakthrough for coronavirus as scientists from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Rome have managed to isolate the sequence of the disease.
By isolating the virus scientists will now be able to study, understand and verify what actions can be taken to halt the spread of the deadly virus.
Announcing the news on local news channels, Roberto Speranza, the Health Minister for Italy, stressed that this is “a step forward for the entire scientific community that will accelerate research on the disease.”
Congratulating the scientists, Giuseppe Conte, the Italian Prime Minister, described this news as “very important for the development of treatments”, expressing his pride in Italy’s National Health Service, which is “one of the best in the world.”
As Euro Weekly News understands, the data will now be made available to the entire international community, which will provide an opportunity to develop diagnostic tests and vaccines for coronavirus, where the Institute has now become a reference partner for research.
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