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Italy blocks quarter of a million Covid vaccines destined for Australia over European shortage – The Independent

Rome blocks export due to ‘the continuing shortage of vaccines in the EU and in Italy’, foreign ministry confirms

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Italy has blocked the export of more than 250,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to Australia in the first invoking of EU rules designed to allow member states to stop shipments destined for other parts of the world.
Italys foreign ministry confirmed it had blocked the export of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab because of the scale of the order, arguing that they had made the decision due to the continuing shortage of vaccines in the EU and in Italy and delays in the supply of vaccines by AstraZeneca to the…

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