Chinese authorities, on Monday, detained 80 people on suspicion of producing counterfeit Coronavirus (COVID-19), vaccines.
State news agency, Xinhua reported that the detained are alleged to have been bottling saline solution to sell as vaccine since September.
A total of 3,000 vaccine doses were confiscated, with raids taking place in several locations across the country.
China has developed a number of its own vaccines.
The Beijing government has set a goal of vaccinating 50 million people by mid-February.