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National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China [to 3 Apr 2021]
April 3: Daily briefing on novel coronavirus cases in China
On April 2, 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps on the Chinese mainland reported 26 new cases of confirmed infections.
National Medical Products Administration – PRC [to 3 Apr 2021]
Nearly 120m COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China
A total of 119.82 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Wednesday, the National Health Commission said on April 1.
WHO: Animal-to-human virus transmission most likely
The virus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic is “extremely unlikely” to have originated in a lab, but most likely jumped from an animal to humans, according to a World Health Organization report released on March 30 by a joint international and Chinese team probing the virus’ origins.
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Country working on vaccines for novel coronavirus variants
China is advancing the development of COVID-19 vaccines against variants of the novel coronavirus, and experiments have shown the inactivated vaccines currently used in the country are effective against them.