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China completed the Covid-19 vaccination of half of its inhabitants

China completed the Covid-19 vaccination of half of its inhabitants

Beijing, (Prensa Latina) China on Friday reported that 777 million of its citizens, that is, more than half of its population, have completed their Covid-19 vaccination schedule and ruled out more spread of the new outbreak, present in 18 provinces.

According to the National Health Commission, in total, the country administered 1.83 billion doses to individuals of different ages and even foreigners and sent about 800 million doses abroad.

That institution reported 1,282 local cases and have declared 156 localities at risk since the new surge of the disease 19 days ago, with the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

However, it assured that the possibility of more spread of the virus is very slow thanks to the tightening of health measures in the affected areas and sectors such as airports, port terminals, board game sites, educational, sports and recreational facilities.

On the other hand, the commission reiterated the rejection of the plan of the World Health Organization (WHO) to carry out new studies on the origen of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus because it believes that it is politicized and not based on the scientific evidence collected during the investigation in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus first broke out.

Its authorities denounced that this initiative was constituted without due consultation with the member states of the agency; they considered the theory of the supposed escape of the virus from a laboratory unacceptable and called for the investigation of all countries with cases prior to December, 2019.

They said that Chinese experts showed raw data of the first 174 cases here to their foreign counterparts, but did not allow to copy them or take them out of the country in order to protect the patients’ privacy.


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