Taiwan tech giants who are known as the world’s biggest technology manufacturers are buying 10 million doses of a Covid vaccine for the country.

Information of the deal is announced in a statement by BioNTech’s Chinese sales agent Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group.

Fosun Pharma’s chairman and chief executive, Wu Yifang said they would work closely with their partners to provide safe and effective vaccines to Taiwan at an early date.

Foxconn, which makes devices for Apple, and chip giant, TSMC brokered the agreements for the BioNTech vaccine, worth $350m (£252m).

Reports gathered reveals the country has for months been trying to buy vaccine from Germany’s BioNTech and they blame China for blocking a deal.

China, which claims the self-ruled island as its own territory, denies these accusations.

However, the agreements will see Foxconn and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) buy five million doses of the vaccine each and donate them to the government for distribution.


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