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Coronavirus: Trudeau says Canada to buy 20 million more Pfizer vaccines, extends US border closure

CA, 13 Jan 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that Canada has reached an agreement with Pfizer to buy an additional 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

Speaking to the media, Trudeau said the agreements with Moderna and Pfizer mean Canada will have 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines arriving this year.

“We are on track to have every Canadian who wants a vaccine, receive one by September,” he added.

Trudeau also announced that the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed until at least Feb. 21 in an effort to curb rising cases of the novel coronavirus.

The joint restrictions have been in place since March and were mutually agreed upon by both countries. The ban, which does not cover trade or travel by air, has been rolled over several times.

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