Update: Over 1.8 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-11 18:00:19|Editor: huaxia

A resident receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine on a mobile vaccination bus in Xidu Town of Hengyang County, central China's Hunan Province, Aug. 8, 2021. (Photo by Liu Xinrong/Xinhua)

BEIJING, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- More than 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China by Tuesday, the National Health Commission (NHC) said Wednesday.

China has stepped up efforts to prevent hospital-acquired COVID-19 infections and strengthen nucleic acid testing, as the country is reining in a resurgence of locally transmitted cases.

Top priority should always be given to epidemic containment, said Ma Xiaowei, head of the NHC, warning against any slackness in the anti-virus fight.

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