Over 400 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered as China steps up vaccination drive

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-17 16:01:14|Editor: huaxia

China is working at full throttle to vaccinate its people against COVID-19, as over 400 million doses had been administered as of Sunday, just nine days after the figure surpassed 300 million doses. It took 17 days for the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered on the Chinese mainland to exceed 300 million doses from 200 million doses, and 26 days from 100 million doses to 200 million doses, according to daily updates by the National Health Commission. (Xinhua/Shi Manke)

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- More than 400 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in China by Sunday as the country steps up the inoculation drive.

A total of 406.938 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the Chinese mainland, according to the National Health Commission on Monday.

A recent outbreak saw seven locally transmitted cases reported in east China's Anhui Province and nine in northeast China's Liaoning, as of Sunday.

Both regions have stepped up contact tracing and mass testing in efforts to contain the latest COVID-19 resurgence. Enditem

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