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Israel in talks to buy coronavirus vaccine from Moderna, YNET reports

A view of Moderna headquarters on May 08, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Moderna was given FDA approval to continue to phase 2 of Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine trials with 600 participants.
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Israel is in advanced talks with Moderna to buy its coronavirus vaccine that is entering the final stage of testing, leading Israeli news website YNET reported on Sunday.

YNET, quoting unnamed officials at Israel's Health Ministry, did not report further details. A ministry spokesman declined to comment on the report.

CNBC's Becky Quick reached out to CEO Stephane Bancel, who said: "We are having discussions with multiple governments around the world and are not able to comment on these."

Moderna confirmed on Thursday it planned to start a trial of 30,000 volunteers for its vaccine in July.

CNBC contributed to this report.