The Chinese Police has announced the arrest of 80 people and seizure of up to 3,000 fake Covid-19 vaccines.
This was disclosed in a report by Reuters on Tuesday morning. The Xinhua news agency said the arrest is an operation to clean up vaccines related crimes.
The Police say the arrests happened in cities across China including Beijing, Shanghai and the eastern province of Shandong, Xinhua said.
The report disclosed that the suspects have been producing fake vaccines since September 2020 and all fake vaccines have been tracked, the vaccines were manufactured by injecting saline into syringes.
The Police disclosed the suspects planned on exporting the fake vaccines according to multiple sources
What you should know
- Nigeria is expected to receive the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca under the COVAX programme.
- This was disclosed by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 national briefing in Abuja on Monday.