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Germany voices concern over Italy’s block of vaccine export to Australia

European commission backs Italian government, which says the 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine must stay in EU

Germany has voiced concerns over the EU’s vaccine export ban, as Australia asked for a review of Italy’s decision to “tear up the rulebook” and block export of 250,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to its shores.

Jens Spahn, the German health minister, expressed caution over the long-term impact on global vaccine supplies after Italy’s move to reject the onward movement of doses, with the European commission’s backing.

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