CHINA Beijing sees high COVID-19 vaccine uptake in service sectors

CHINA

Beijing sees high COVID-19 vaccine uptake in service sectors

Xinhua

14:57, January 17, 2021

A medical worker from the Beijng Puren Hospital prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary inoculation site in Dongcheng district in Beijing, capital of China, Jan 14, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- Over 100,000 drivers for online platforms under Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing have made reservations for COVID-19 vaccines in Beijing, according to the company.

As of 2 pm Saturday, more than 46,000 drivers have been inoculated in the city, the company said.

The company also requires its drivers to upload photos of themselves wearing masks and disinfecting their vehicles and to report their body temperature on a daily basis.

Having already administered vaccines to 50,000 employees of take-out and delivery services, the city's vaccination team will inoculate another 30,000 by Jan. 18.

Beijing currently has 205 vaccination sites with more than 8,700 people engaged in vaccination work. As of Saturday, about 1.7 million people have inoculated in the city.

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