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Saudi Arabia crown prince receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine - SPA

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (R) speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China February 22, 2019. How Hwee Young/Pool via REUTERS

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as part of a national COVID-19 vaccination plan being implemented by the ministry of health, state news agency SPA reported on Friday.

(This story corrects to say crown prince received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, not the first dose of vaccine administered in the country)

Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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