Rs 3 Lakh For Anyone Willing To Be Infected With Coronavirus! Don’t you dare?

Bhavna Acharya |Mar 11, 2020

While a lot of people are losing their jobs due to coronavirus outbreak, here's a great vacancy for those who are courage!

As coronavirus is continuing to threaten countries to countries, scientists around the world are rushing to find the vaccine at any price. Recently, a laboratory in the UK has offered people up to £3500 (Rs 3.3 lakh) to be injected with the deadly virus.

According to the Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre, they are about to test the two common trains of coronavirus that are 229E and 0C43 on 24 volunteers to create a vaccine. These two strains of the virus will only cause low-grade respiratory tract symptoms.

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Scientists around the world are rushing to find the vaccine against coronavirus at any price. Source: Sasirin Pamai

For more details, people who volunteer to be infected with coronavirus will be paid £100 a day. They also have to take two-week isolation under the supervision of the laboratory and are not allowed to make personal contact with others. meanwhile, doctors will do blood tests, collect their nasal secretion and other body fluids.

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Volunteers will take two-week isolation while their blood and nasal secretions are collected for vaccine development.

There are more than 20 firms around the world are striving to fight coronavirus. They are working on 35 different kinds of vaccines to find the most effective one. Moderna Therapeutics, a biotechnology company in Seattle, US is also calling people to volunteer for their testing project. The trial which is going to kick start at the end of April will take up to 14 months.

At the moment, the number of confirmed cases in the UK has risen to 382 and the sixth patient has died. This comes as UK health minister Nadine Dorries also tests positive and isolates herself at home. As a result, the government has just claimed to invest an extra 46 million to battle coronavirus. They are planning to scale up the capacity for testing people with the number of positive cases set to rise.

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UK health minister Nadine Dorries tests positive with coronavirus (Source: Metro)

Meanwhile, in India, the number of confirmed cases has risen by 18 to 62 on Tuesday with 4 from Karnataka, 8 from Kerala, 1 in J&K and 5 from Pune. In fact, the Kerala government decided to put the state under lockdown.

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