China Rolls Out One-Dose Vaccine Amid New Round Of Covid-19 Infections

China Rolls Out One-Dose Vaccine Amid New Round Of Covid-19 Infections

China is speeding up its inoculation drive against Covid-19 by rolling out its first one-dose vaccine amid a second round of infections since the start of the year.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • Chinese military and Tianjin-based biotech company CanSino Biologics developed the vaccine.
  • Fears of a coronavirus resurgence emerged in the world's most populous country earlier this month after Anhui and Liaoning provinces reported locally transmitted infections on May 14.
  • Since April, they were the first locally transmitted cases when a Covid-19 cluster emerged in Yunnan in south-western China, linked to an outbreak in neighboring Myanmar.
  • China has reported 102,822 Covid-19 cases to date, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.
  • The number of vaccinated people so far remains below Beijing's aim of inoculating 40 percent of its 1.4 billion people by June, despite the government's efforts.

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