Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Ad5-Ncov shows high antibody levels at Russian trial -Ifax

FILE PHOTO: Vials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate pictured in Wuhan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian pharmaceutical company Petrovax on Thursday said 92.5% of Russian volunteers in trials of the Chinese Ad5-Ncov vaccine against COVID-19 had shown high levels of antibodies, the Interfax news agency reported.

Ad5-nCoV is a candidate vaccine co-developed by CanSino Biologics and a Chinese military-backed research unit.

(Reporting by Alexander Marrow; editing by John Stonestreet)