China has offered to vaccinate diplomats and foreign journalists working in Beijing for the first time under the COVID-19 Vaccination Program. In a notice issued on Wednesday for foreign journalists regarding vaccines, it has been told that they can get the vaccine developed by SinoPharm. The National Medical Products Administration of China has allowed this vaccine (Vaccine) with many conditions.
The vaccine is being administered to people in the age group of 18-59. Diplomats from embassies of other countries including India have been offered to be vaccinated. It has been said in the notice that on the basis of one’s own will, the concerned officials will take the vaccine and they will have to agree to it in advance. They also have to bear the cost of this themselves.
6.5 crore people have been vaccinated
However, the fee related to this has not been told yet. The advisory issued along with the notice states that in experiments it has been revealed that this vaccine is relatively safe but absolutely negligible response is not guaranteed when taking the vaccine. The clinical notice of China’s vaccine is mentioned in the notice for the first time. It has been told that so far 65 million Chinese people have been vaccinated within the country.
According to the notice, according to the data of the current clinical trials, other adverse effects including itching, swelling, fever, headache, diarrhoea have occurred after taking the vaccine. In China, it is not common for foreign journalists to offer to be vaccinated. In a recent report, it was told that China is no less than a ‘prison’ for the foreign media.
China becomes ‘jail’ for foreign journalists
According to the report of the Foreign Correspondents Club of China, China deported 18 journalists in 2020. According to the report, the FCCC said that Chinese authorities limited reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and deported them, keeping an eye on journalists.
According to the report, Chinese authorities intensified efforts to thwart the work of foreign journalists in 2020. A surveillance system brought in to control all organs of the state and the coronavirus was used to harass and intimidate journalists, their Chinese colleagues. At the same time, those people whose interviews the foreign media wanted to interview were also harassed.