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Canada has signed deal for AstraZeneca vaccine candidate - PM

OTTAWA, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Canada has signed a deal with Cambridge-based AstraZeneca to buy up to 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters on Friday.

The medication is among the leading candidates in the global race for a vaccine, now in late-stage trials in Britain, South Africa and elsewhere. (Reporting by David Ljunggren)

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