A nasal spray that is reported to stop Covid infections for two days may be in shops by the summer of 2021.
The University of Birmingham has developed a nasal spray which it says “protects against coronavirus and prevents transmission”.
Researchers say the spray protects against COVID-19 and can also prevent the virus being passed from person to person.
Dr Richard Moakes, from the University of Birmingham, says his formula could help bring the UK out of crippling lockdown restrictions.
Dr Moakes told the Telegraph : “As an over the shelf product, we have spoken to companies with a presence on the high street as we think they could distribute it effectively.
“Based on the product, it will be much quicker to get to the user than a novel drug.