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China has seen scattered outbreaks before, but it blamed many of those on packaging from imported meats and seafood.
Most of the cases were found in a mass testing of 11 million people in Shijiazhuang.
Clearly worried about what international authorities would turn up, Chinese officials have used a variety of tactics to slow the international probe.
When the visit seemed to be finalized earlier this month, it fell apart at the last minute when Beijing failed to provide visas for the visitors.
CanSino Biologics Inc.'s Russian partner Petrovax Pharm expects local authorities to register the Chinese company's Covid-19 vaccine soon, potentially marking the first approval for use of the inoculation outside of China.