Covid vaccine: EU “ready to block AstraZeneca exports to the UK”

Covid vaccine: EU

The European Union is set to block exports of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines to the UK, according to reports.

Senior officials told the Bloomberg news agency that any request for doses produced in Europe would be scrutinized “very severely” until the UK-based company fulfills its contract with the block.

All vaccines and ingredients produced in European factories “will for the moment be reserved for local deliveries,” the source added.
The comments were made ahead of a meeting of EU leaders to discuss a possible export ban on Thursday.
It comes after Defense Minister Ben Wallace said any attempt to block exports of Covid-19 vaccines to the UK would be ‘counterproductive’.


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