The vaccine being developed at Oxford is one of the leading contenders in the global race to protect against coronavirus.

Researchers at the University of Oxford believe they have made a breakthrough in the development of a coronavirus vaccine.

Human trials are reported to have shown promising results after the team discovered the jab could provide "double protection" against the virus.

Blood samples taken from volunteers in phase one trials have shown the vaccine stimulated the body to produce antibodies and T-cells, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.

T-cells play a central part in the body's immune response.

A source told the newspaper that the combination "will hopefully keep people safe".

The vaccine is one of more than 100 in development as the coronavirus continues to spread - infecting more than 13 million people and killing at least 582,000. Read more at