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China’s COVID-19 vaccine administered to one million people: Official

BEIJING: A COVID-19 vaccine developed by a state-owned Chinese pharmaceutical firm has been administered to about a million people under the government’s emergency use scheme, the company’s chairman said.

“In terms of emergency use, the vaccines were applied to nearly a million people and there has not been a single case of a serious adverse event. People have had only mild symptoms,” Liu Jingzhen, chairman of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), said.

“Until now, all our progress, from research to clinical trials to production and emergency use, we have been leading the world,” Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post on Thursday quoted Liu as saying to a Chinese digital media publication.