By Luciana Magalhaes and Samantha Pearson 

SÃO PAULO -- Brazil's health authority Anvisa said Wednesday a volunteer taking part in clinical trials for the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died.

Anvisa said it wouldn't halt the trials for now, and was investigating the death. While the health authority declined to give any information on the identity of the volunteer, local press in Brazil reported that the volunteer was a Brazilian man in his 20s from Rio de Janeiro.

Write to Luciana Magalhaes at Luciana.Magalhaes@wsj.com and Samantha Pearson at samantha.pearson@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

October 21, 2020 15:10 ET (19:10 GMT)

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