Reports have it that volunteers willing to assist doctors and scientists in finding a vaccine for the deadly Coronavirus will reportedly receive £3,500 (N1.7m)
Daily Star reports that willing participants will be injected with two common but much less serious strains of the virus.
The company behind the laboratory at Queen Mary will be infecting 24 volunteers at a time with the 0C43 and 229E strains of the virus.
Per the report, these strains will cause mild respiratory symptoms and be much less severe than the coronavirus that is currently spreading around the globe and they are very hopeful a vaccine can be developed from this testing and that would tackle the destructive virus.
Anyone who has volunteered to take part in this study will have to stay in quarantine for two weeks and some other restrictions will be placed on the participants during this time, including no exercise or physical contact with other people. They will only be able to eat and drink certain foods.
Nurses or doctors who work on this study will have to wear ventilators and protective clothes while they are working in the lab or with any material that may be infected with the virus, such as dirty tissues or blood tests.
Before the experiment can take place, the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency will have to agree as this testing is part of a $2bn global effort to find a vaccine for coronavirus.