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Japan started administering AstraZeneca PLC’s COVID-19 vaccine in the city of Osaka on Monday as part of an effort to step up vaccinations.

The central government has provided a total of 52,800 doses of the vaccine to six prefectures — Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka and Okinawa — that have been under a COVID-19 state of emergency.

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