Japan's cabinet approves measure to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to public - media

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Japan's cabinet approved a plan on Tuesday to use public funds to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the public for free, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

TOKYO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Japan's cabinet approved a plan on Tuesday to use public funds to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the public for free, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has pledged to provide enough COVID-19 vaccines for the population by mid 2021. The country has struck deals for hundreds of millions of doses from companies including AstraZeneca Plc and Pfizer Inc.

(Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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