China administers over 200m COVID-19 vaccine doses

China has administered more than 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses nationwide, a official told a conference on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the pandemic kept spreading across the , with the number of new confirmed COVID-19 cases rising eight weeks in a row, said Mi Feng, spokesperson the National .

There were 5.26 million new cases reported globally earlier, the weekly rise since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Mi said.

As new variants of the virus continue , China still faces challenges in preventing imported cases and domestic resurgence, he added. (Xinhua/NAN)