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Taiwan companies signing deal for BioNTech jabs

Christian Fernsby |
Taiwan's TSMC and Foxconn said on Sunday they were in the middle of the contract signing process to buy COVID-19 vaccines from Germany's BioNTech.

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"There are multiple parties. We are in the middle of the contract signing process. We will make announcements once the process is completed," TSMC said a statement.

Foxconn used almost exactly the same wording in a separate statement.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Premier Su Tseng-chang would only say that talks for the vaccine were ongoing.

"Once there is an definite outcome, we'll naturally report it to everyone."

Germany's government has also been involved, saying it has been helping in the direct talks between Taiwan and BioNTech.

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