COVID-19 vaccine delivery delays unacceptable, Conte says
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS-ITALY-VACCINES: Delays in COVID-19 vaccine delivery unacceptable, says Conte
© Reuters/YARA NARDICOVID-19 VACCINE DELIVERY DELAYS UNACCEPTABLE, STORY SAYS
MILAN (Reuters) – Delays in the delivery of vaccines to Italy by Pfizer and possibly AstraZeneca constitute serious breaches of contractual agreements and Rome will take countermeasures, Italian Council President Giuseppe Conte said on Saturday.
In a Facebook post, he said the delays were causing “enormous damage” to Italy and other countries.
“It is unacceptable,” he added.
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AstraZeneca warned on Friday that its first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to the European Union would be lower than the volumes agreed with Brussels due to a production issue.
According to a source, the group is likely to cut its vaccine shipments to the EU by around 60% in the first quarter, to 31 million doses.
Pfizer for its part announced on January 15 that it would temporarily reduce its production and then increase it.
Italy reported on Saturday 488 deaths linked to the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours, for 13,331 new contaminations. In total, the death toll stands at 85,162 deaths linked to COVID-19 in the country, the second most affected in Europe after the United Kingdom.
(Valentina Za, Blandine Hénault for the French version)
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