China will always be nagged by accusations that it is the first country where the virus was developed and detected.
All the countries have been on their toes to make a vaccine for the novel Coronavirus.
It seems that their efforts have starting yielding results as Chinese authorities have granted the first invention patent to a domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
The vaccine is a recombinant adevnovirus vaccine named Ad5-nCoV co-developed by Chinese bio pharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics Inc, one of the vaccine candidate's co-developers and other is a team led by Chinese military infectious disease expert Chen Wei.
The lawyers said that China has a comparatively strict and complete patent examination system which requires a technology or product to be fundamentally different from existing similar technologies all over the world.