Lebanon inks final deal for 2.1 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's caretaker health minister signed a final deal on Sunday to secure 2.1 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine as the country battles a steep rise in infections. The vaccines are expected to arrive in batches starting February, the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry is also cooperating with the private sector to secure 2 million vaccine doses from Astrazenca and Sinopharm, it added. Lebanon is under a three-week lockdown that ends on Feb. 1 and a strict 24-hour curfew until.

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