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EU threatens to block exports over AstraZeneca delivery delays


1 Feb 2021

Brussels threatened on Monday to block exports of COVID-19 vaccines outside of the bloc over AstraZeneca’s announcement that deliveries will be reduced for a few weeks

The pharmaceutical giant told the European Commission on Friday there would be delivery delays in the first quarter of this year — a week after Pfizer made a similar announcement.

The EU Steering Board — made up of health officials from the Commission and member states — held a virtual meeting with AstraZeneca on Monday afternoon to discuss the issue but “the answers of the company have not been satisfactory so far,” Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said in a statement.

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