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S.Korea to get Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for 20 mln people -Yonhap

SEOUL, Dec 29 (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday said it will sign a deal with Moderna Inc to offer COVID-19 vaccines for 20 million people, Yonhap news agency reported citing the presidential office.

This comes a day after officials vowed to speed up efforts to launch a public coronavirus vaccination programme as the country detected its first cases of the virus variant linked to the rapid rise in infections in Britain.

Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Tom Hogue

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