A Japanese newspaper reported that 18 people had been given an unapproved Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Xinhua A Japanese newspaper reported that 18 people had been given an unapproved Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Xinhua
A Japanese newspaper reported that 18 people had been given an unapproved Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus vaccine: Beijing responds to claims Japanese were given unapproved Sinopharm jabs

  • Government ‘attaches great importance to the safety of vaccine production and distribution’, embassy in Tokyo says
  • Statement comes after Japanese newspaper says 18 Japanese received an unapproved vaccine that had been smuggled into the country by a Chinese citizen

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Japanese newspaper reported that 18 people had been given an unapproved Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Xinhua A Japanese newspaper reported that 18 people had been given an unapproved Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Xinhua
A Japanese newspaper reported that 18 people had been given an unapproved Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: Xinhua
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