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Trump expected to give update on U.S. COVID-19 vaccine development -White House

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will be briefed on U.S. COVID-19 vaccine efforts later on Tuesday and will likely give a public update, White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway said, after Russia announced it had approved a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

“The president is getting a vaccine update here at the White House today, and I’m sure he will announce that in an open press event and also probably his press briefing later today,” Conway told Fox News interview.

(Story refiles to correct spelling in paragraph 1 to Conway, not Conaway)

Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Susan Heavey; Editing by Catherine Evans

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