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Singapore approves Pfizer vaccine as region rushes for first jabs

PM Lee says doses will arrive this month; government also eases restrictions

Singapore is the latest country to approve the Pfizer vaccine to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Singapore has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Monday, positioning the city-state to be one of the first in Asia to receive the U.S. shot.

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