UK government donates £20m to speed up development of coronavirus vaccine

British researchers have received a cash injection of £20m to try to find a vaccine to combat the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed the lives of more than 300 people.

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UK correspondent Gavin Grey says this is a global effort.

It's a global team doing the work, there are a couple of Britains there, there is a doctor who is based in San Diego now who is from Scottland and they are really trying to look through the genetic code of what this virus is in order to beat it.

Gavin Grey, UK correspondent

They want to do it within six to nine months now, bearing in mind that getting a vaccine going is normally a project of several years.

Gavin Grey, UK correspondent

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