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4/23, 2:05 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Von der Leyen: Confident 70% of EU adults vaccinated by July

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday that she is "confident" that 70% of all adults in the European Union would be vaccinated against the coronavirus "already in July."

Speaking following a tour of the Pfizer manufacturing facility in Puurs, Belgium, Von der Leyen stated that despite "difficulties in the beginning" the bloc's vaccination scheme is "on track."

Furthermore, the Commission president announced that the EU is concluding a deal for 1.8 billion doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine between 2021 and 2023.

Breaking the News / JC