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MNI BRIEF: China May Reopen After 70% Vaccinated:  Official


China may re-open its international borders only after its vaccination rate has reached more than 70%, a Chinese official noted Thursday.

"Only a country with a vaccination rate of 70% or 80% can open its border. Whoever gets the vaccination rate up first will have the first opportunity to open the border," said Wu Zunyou, Chief Epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, according to China must improve its vaccination rate later this year before the onset winter, said Wu on Thursday.

China had injected 179.2 doses of Covid-19 vaccines by Wednesday, according to the National Health Commission of China.

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