China administers 200M vaccine doses

Around 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far inside China, with an emphasis on front-line workers, university students and people living in border areas, health officials said. 

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April 22, 2021 - 9:19 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with then-U.S Vice President Joe Biden inside the Great Hall of the People on Dec. 4, 2013, in Beijing. On Feb. 10, 2021, Biden spoke with Xi for the first time since becoming president. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/TNS)

BEIJING (AP) — Around 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far inside China, with an emphasis on front-line workers, university students and people living in border areas, health officials said. 

China is ramping up vaccination efforts after a slow start that was due in part to the virtual elimination of domestic transmission of the coronavirus. Just two local cases were reported on Wednesday, both in the city of Ruili, which borders on Myanmar. 

Just six new cases were reported on Thursday, all of them imported, while testing continued in Ruili, where China’s latest outbreak appears to have been contained. 

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