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Over 270 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines already used in China

02.05.2021 46 просмотров

As of May 1, more than 270.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China, according to the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China.


To speed up the largest vaccination campaign in China's history, the Chinese government has set up more than 50,000 vaccination stations across the country. Chinese Vice Premier Sun ChunlanApril 29 called for speeding up the production and supply of COVID-19 vaccines , to ensure their quality and safety, and to stimulate the vaccination of the population in order to develop national immunity to coronavirus as soon as possible.

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According to the daily report of the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China, in the mainland on May 1 15 new cases of coronavirus were recorded, all of them imported from abroad. Among the new “imported” cases, 6 were found in Guangdong province, 4 in Shanghai, 3 in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, one each in the provinces Fujian and Yunnan. On Saturday, one new case was identified in Shanghai with suspected COVID-19 infection, who arrived from abroad. There were no new deaths from the disease on the same day on the mainland, the ministry said.

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Meanwhile, China is facing a growing epidemiological threat at its borders as neighboring India sees a sharp spike in new confirmed cases. cases of COVID-19. On Saturday alone, 401,993 new cases of infection were recorded across India, which is a new global anti-record for the daily increase in cases of infection. Thus, the daily increase in new cases of coronavirus infection in India has been kept above 300,000 for 10 consecutive days.

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The population vaccination program started in China last December. The campaign prioritizes high-risk groups, including healthcare workers, people working or studying abroad, and cold chain workers, as well as key areas at high risk of contracting COVID-19. China has so far approved four COVID vaccines -19, and another was approved for emergency use. On December 30, 2020, a vaccine developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm became the first drug to receive conditional approval in the country.

According to the head of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention Gao Fu, the country aims to vaccinate 70-80% of its population between the end of this year and mid-2022.

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