Students of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have successfully created and tested a Coronavirus vaccine.

The 8-mmeber medical student team from KNUST completed works on the vaccine last week but travelled to Ivory Coast when the first case of coronavirus was reported in the country this weekend. The students told the press that two of them were in China on an exchange program when the first case of the virus infection was reported. They collected samples of the virus from China to their laboratory on campus.

Professor Dr. Israel Nluki, who supervised the students reports from Abidjan that the patient has shown significant signs of recovery after the vaccine was administered.

“He should recover fully under 48 hours”, Prof. Dr. Nluki said.

The team is expected to head to China tonight to assist the country fight the deadly virus.