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COVID vaccines

Taiwan tech execs look to buy COVID vaccines as cases surge

Most shots to go to government, with some set aside for employees

Top: A nurse administers a coronavirus vaccine at a hospital in New Taipei City. Foxconn and other tech companies are trying to secure vaccines supplies from overseas. (Source photos by Reuters and Ken Kobayashi)

TAIPEI -- Key Apple supplier Foxconn and other big Taiwanese tech companies are attempting to purchase COVID-19 vaccines in a bid to keep business running smoothly amid a recent spike in coronavirus infections.

Foxconn is in talks with a number of vaccine makers to procure doses, multiple sources told Nikkei Asia, while executives at other companies are considering banding together to buy surplus doses from overseas.

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