04 FEBRUARY 2021
More than 80 suspected members of a criminal group that was manufacturing and selling fake COVID-19 vaccines – including to other countries – have been arrested in China.
Police in the capital Beijing, as well as in Jiangsu and Shandong provinces, broke up the group which was producing a simple saline solution that was being sold as fake vaccines.
According to state media, the group – led by a suspect with the surname Kong – had been active since last September and the false jabs were being sold in China and abroad.
The Xinhua News Agency has reported that ore than 3,000 fake vaccines were seized.
Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said: “China has already reported the situation to the relevant countries.”
Adapted from original source: XinhuaNews