Scott Morrison calls on European Union to supply outstanding AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses


Australia has accused the EU of ‘semantics’ after European Commission said just one shipment of 250,000 AstraZeneca doses has been formally blocked, but Coalition says AZ has not been able to secure an export licence from Europe

Scott Morrison denies his government has presented the public with overly rosy assessments about the state of its Covid-19 vaccine rollout, as he steps up calls for the European Union to allow 3.1m outstanding AstraZeneca doses to be shipped to Australia.

While declaring that vaccine supply issues were a matter of “straightforward maths”, the prime minister also attempted to calm a growing diplomatic dispute between Australia and the EU, insisting he had not made any criticism of Brussels over its handling of the matter.

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Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea, Josh Frydenberg, Coronavirus

Source:  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/apr/07/australia-accuses-eu-of-semantics-over-blocked-astrazeneca-covid-vaccine-claims



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