BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The European Commission is
working on signing further contracts with drug companies to
secure COVID-19 vaccines, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said
On Thursday a spokesman had said that the European
Commission has made a 336 million euro ($399.5 million)
downpayment to British drug maker AstraZeneca to secure
at least 300 million doses of its potential COVID-19 vaccine.
"Further such contracts are in the works," Merkel told
journalists at a news conference.
($1 = 0.8411 euros)
(Reporting by Berlin bureau; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing
by Riham Alkousaa)