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National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China [to 26 Dec 2020]
Dec 26: Daily briefing on novel coronavirus cases in China
On Dec 25, 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland reported 20 new cases of confirmed infections.
National Medical Products Administration [to 26 Dec 2020]
Official: Vaccines good for at least 6 months
The COVID-19 vaccine’s protection can last for more than half a year at least, said Zeng Yixin, deputy head of the National Health Commission, at news conference in Beijing on Dec 19.
Official affirms safety of Chinese vaccines
Experimental COVID-19 vaccines developed by Chinese researchers are safe, and ongoing efforts to push for their market approval will strictly follow the rules of science, a health official said on Dec 21.
China starts building COVID-19 vaccine production facility
China started the construction of a plant for manufacturing an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine on Dec 21, with production operations due to begin in eight months, according to local authorities.
China at forefront of global COVID-19 vaccine development: official
China is at the forefront of global COVID-19 vaccine development, with most jabs undergoing phase-3 clinical trials, a health official said at a press conference on Dec 21.