SHANGHAI: Chinese police arrested greater than 80 individuals and confiscated 3,000 fake doses of COVID-19 vaccine as a part of a marketing campaign to fight vaccine-related crimes, state information company Xinhua reported.
The suspects had been finishing up the ruse since no less than September final yr, Xinhua mentioned on Monday (Feb 1), including that each one fake doses had been tracked down.
The fake vaccines had been made by injecting saline into syringes, it mentioned. The suspects might have supposed to ship the vaccines overseas, the government-backed Global Times newspaper reported, citing a supply near a significant Chinese vaccine producer.
The police operation was carried out by police in a number of locations together with Beijing, Shanghai and the jap province of Shandong, Xinhua mentioned.
Countries all over the world from have been rolling out vaccine programmes within the hope of bringing the year-long coronavirus pandemic to an finish.