Italy has intercepted a shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine bound for Australia. The vaccine in that consignment was produced in a factory in Italy. They blocked two and a half million doses produced in Italian factories en route to Australia. Australia, however, said the non-arrival of a consignment would not have a major impact on its vaccination program.
Exports of vaccines produced in the region have been banned if companies fail to supply them under an agreement signed with the European Union (EU). Italy was the first European country to take such a step. The British media BBC reported this news. The European Commission has said it supports Italy’s move.
In January, then-Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called delays in delivering the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines unacceptable. He also accused the two companies of violating the agreement.
The EU has come under fire for its slow pace of coronavirus vaccine use. The blockchain vaccination program was adopted last June. The European Commission is buying vaccines for member states.
Neither the EU nor AstraZeneca has commented on Italy’s blocking of the Australian vaccine shipment.
Source: Bhorer Kagoj by www.bhorerkagoj.com.
*The article has been translated based on the content of Bhorer Kagoj by www.bhorerkagoj.com. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!