Spain likely to join AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine purchase

France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands also part of deal

Spain is ‘very likely’ to join four other European governments in a deal to buy COVID-19 vaccine from British drugmaker AstraZeneca (AZN.L), Health Emergency Coordinator Fernando Simon said on Monday.

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The pharmaceutical group agreed on Saturday to supply 400 million doses of its vaccine, which is still under development, to the governments of France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

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Speaking at a news conference, Simon said Spain may also join with other countries pursuing different vaccines.

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