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Interpol warns against fake Covid-19 vaccines


PARIS – The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) issued a warning on Wednesday (December 2) that criminal gangs may target Covid-19 vaccines by selling fakes.

The agency issued a global alert to police in 194 countries, with a warning to prepare for organized criminal networks targeting Covid-19 vaccines in markets and online.

“As governments are preparing to roll out vaccines, criminal organisations are planning to infiltrate or disrupt supply chains,” said Interpol Secretary General Juergen Stock.

“Criminal networks will also be targeting unsuspecting members of the public via fake websites and false cures, which could pose a significant risk to their health, even their lives,” Stock said.

The Interpol warning came as the UK approved mass vaccination against Covid-19 next week. A vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been ruled safe to be rolled out, according to Britain’s medicines regulator. JNC/Expat Media

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