Germany won't take risky short-cuts on COVID-19 vaccines - minister

German Health Minister Jens Spahn and Science and Education Minister Anja Karliczek arrive for a news conference about a program in Berlin, Germany, September 15, 2020. (REUTERS Photo)

will not take risky shortcuts when developing a against COVID-19, Research Minister said on Tuesday.

"Even when the world is waiting for a vaccine - we won't take risky short-cuts here," Karliczek told a news conference in Berlin.

"We will not deviate from this line in Germany or in Europe. And I also believe that all countries should proceed in this way globally."

She repeated her assertion from July that she does not expect that a vaccine will be broadly available until the middle of 2021.

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