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Researchers In Canada Isolate Coronavirus To Test Treatments03:28
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An analyst at Fiocruz laboratory, a public health research institute, in Rio de Janeiro holds a sample of mucus to be tested for COVID-19, on March 11, 2020.  (Carl de Souza/AFP via Getty Images)
An analyst at Fiocruz laboratory, a public health research institute, in Rio de Janeiro holds a sample of mucus to be tested for COVID-19, on March 11, 2020. (Carl de Souza/AFP via Getty Images)

Scientists around the world are working to develop treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19. One team of researchers in Canada has come one step closer to that goal by isolating the virus responsible for the pandemic.

Here & Now's Tonya Mosley speaks with Arinjay Banerjee, a fellow at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

This segment aired on March 17, 2020.

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