Saudi Arabia to offer vaccines to all residents for free - state TV

Ministry hopes to have enough vaccines to cover 70% of the country's population by the end of 2021

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, June 24, 2020.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A volunteer receives an injection from a medical worker during first human clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, June 24, 2020.

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DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's health ministry said on Monday that COVID-19 vaccines will be free for all people living in the kingdom, state TV reported.

The ministry said it hopes to have enough vaccines to cover 70% of the country's population by the end of 2021, state TV channel Ekhbariya said on Twitter.

(Reporting by Yousef Saba; Editing by Catherine Evans) ((Yousef.Saba@thomsonreuters.com; +971562166204))

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