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Coronavirus: Italy blocks export of AstraZeneca vaccine to Australia

Italy has blocked a shipment to Australia of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine in the first such export ban under an EU vaccine monitoring scheme, an EU source said on Thursday.Rome’s order blocking the dispatch of 250,000 doses was accepted by the European Commission, which has fiercely criticised the Anglo-Swedish company this year for supplying just a fraction of the vaccine doses it had promised to deliver to the bloc.The doses came from a plant in Italy operated by AstraZeneca to produce some…


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