A UK laboratory is seeking for people to be infected with Coronavirus and be paid to do it, to help aid the progress of finding a vaccine for COVID-19.

Those who want to undertake the test will be forced into two weeks of quarantine and will be unable to have any physical contact with the outside world.

Each participant will be paid AUD$6,000, according to The Times.

Up to 24 people will be infected with two strains of the virus, which will cause mild illness.

They will be kept at Hvivo’s laboratory at Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre in east London.

“Drugs companies can get a very good idea within a few months of starting a vaccine study whether it’s working or not, using such a small sample of people,” Hvivo’s chief scientist Andrew Catchpole said.

The trail will start once the lab gets permission from the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

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