New Zealand agrees COVID-19 vaccine deal with Spain
WELLINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday said her government has reached a deal with Spain to receive more than a quarter of a million additional doses of the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine.
The additional doses will arrive in Auckland on Friday to help the country’s vaccination programme, Ardern said in a news conference.
New Zealand reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, taking the total number of cases in the latest Delta variant outbreak to 868.
Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Christopher Cushing
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