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Over 1bn people in China complete vaccination

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Market Desk Online: More than 1bn people in China had completed their vaccination against COVID-19 as of Wednesday, showed official figures disclosed Thursday, reports Xinhua.

A total of 2.16 billion vaccine jabs had been administered, said Mi Feng, a National Health Commission spokesperson, at a press conference of the State Council inter-agency task force for COVID-19 response.

Many people were not rushing to get vaccinated earlier this year in China.  But now the arrival of the Delta variant changed everything again. Last month, China stamped out multiple Delta outbreaks that swept across half the country.

But it is now competing with a spike in cases that started in the southern province of Fujian. As of Thursday, there were still total of 201 infections, according to Chinese government data.

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