The secret deal that enabled Britain to obtain the AstraZeneca vaccine from India – Telegraph



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Boris Johnson confirmed his country’s intention to share the surplus vaccines with the international Kovacs project

The Sunday Telegraph published a report in which it talks about a secret deal concluded by Britain to obtain quantities of the AstraZeneca vaccine made in India.

The author of the report, Harry York, says that British government ministers have secretly allowed AstraZeneca to use its supply chain in Britain to produce vaccines for export to Australia, in exchange for millions of doses of the vaccine made in India.

The writer quoted sources as saying that the British-Swedish company obtained a license to exploit its local manufacturing capacity to produce 717 thousand doses for an ally of Britain, which could fuel tension regarding vaccines with the European Union.

He pointed out that at least two shipments were exported to Australia, in February and March, the period during which Brussels began imposing restrictions on the export of vaccines, and a request for Britain to transfer quantities of its stock to the European Union to compensate for the shortfall in AstraZeneca exports to the countries of the bloc.

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