China administered total of 1.689 bln doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Aug 2

FILE PHOTO:A nurse holds a syringe containing a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine made by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products, a unit of Sinopharm subsidiary China National Biotec Group (CNBG), at a vaccination center during a government-organized visit, in Beijing, China, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING, Aug 3 (Reuters) - China administered about 19.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines on Aug. 2, bringing the total to 1.689 billion doses, data from the National Health Commission showed on Tuesday.

Reporting by Beijing newsroom; Editing by Kim Coghill

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