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Italy blocks shipment of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to Australia – Financial Times

Move threatens to increase global tensions over procurement of Covid jabs



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Italy has blocked a shipment of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine that was destined for Australia, in the first such intervention since the EU introduced new rules governing the shipment of vaccines outside the bloc. 
Rome decided to prevent the export of 250,000 doses of the vaccine, officials said, as it moves to keep doses inside the union. 
Italy notified Brussels of its proposed decision at the end of last week under the EU’s vaccine export transparency regime. The European Commission…

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