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Coronavirus successfully isolated in Hungarian lab

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said that COVID-19 has been successfully isolated National Safety Laboratory of the National Center for Public Health, according to a report by


She noted that this pavest the way to testing new antiviral therapies and developing a vaccine against the virus, adding that isolating the virus allows researchers to better understand how COVID-19 functions.

Müller also said that the instituteʼs researchers have substantial experience regarding earlier forerunners of the current virus, and the testing of an antiviral drug is also in progress.

According to the report, the pathogen was isolated under the supervision of virology specialist Zoltán Kiss. The virus will be made available to local and foreign researchers in live and non-live versions.

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