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Wed 20th October 2021 | 08:40 AM
Beijing, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 20th Oct, 2021 ) :Beijing is starting to offer residents booster jabs for Covid-19, local media said Wednesday, as the Chinese capital gears up to host a tightly controlled Winter Olympics in February.
China has fully vaccinated more than one billion people — more than 78 per cent of the population — as of mid-September, according to the National Health Commission.
Athletes must be vaccinated or face 21-day quarantine upon entry to China.
Chinese health experts have said the country needs to reach around 85 percent vaccination coverage to achieve herd immunity — a goal that authorities are trying to achieve by the end of this year.