Turkey has made remarkable progress in developing a vaccine to fight the coronavirus outbreak, including determining innovative approaches to get faster results, the country’s industry and technology minister said on Thursday.

Mustafa Varank said under Turkey’s COVID-19 Platform, seven vaccine projects and seven drug development projects using chemical and biotechnological methods are currently being conducted.

“The Industry and Technology Ministry started its work before the epidemic reached global dimensions,” he said, adding that Turkey has been closely following the pandemic’s worldwide impact.

Amid official efforts to stem the virus’ spread, the Turkish government is providing support to institutes and

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