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White House expects to sign contracts for COVID-19 tests next week – Metro US

White House expects to sign contracts for COVID-19 tests next week

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press breifing
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press breifing at the White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients said on Wednesday he expects late next week to complete contracts with companies to deliver the 500 million antigen tests promised by U.S. President Joe Biden to help address the surge in coronavirus cases.

Speaking on a briefing call with reporters, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, also said it is conceivable in the future that an additional shot might be needed to bolster immunity against the coronavirus.

(Reporting by Alexandra Alper and Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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