Japan to secure 20,000 freezers for coronavirus vaccines

Japan plans to secure about 20,000 freezers for hospital storage of coronavirus vaccines, as the country steps up preparations for their delivery, government officials said Tuesday. The government will purchase deep freezers and distribute them to medical facilities nationwide, with vaccinations expected to start in the country in late February, commencing with medical workers. The government will sign contracts with four freezer makers, possibly in early February, at an estimated cost of more than 10 billion yen ($96.4 million), according to the officials. With a population of around 126 mill…

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