Coronavirus live news: WHO approves AstraZeneca jab as WTO chief warns of ‘vaccine nationalism’

Coronavirus live news: WHO approves AstraZeneca jab as WTO chief warns of ‘vaccine nationalism’

February 15, 2021

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The Palestinian authority has accused Israel of blocking 2,000 vaccines set to be delivered to Gaza health workers in the blockaded coastal strip.

According to AFP, the authority’s health ministry, based in the West Bank, had planned to send the Russian Sputnik V doses to Gaza, which is run by the Islamist group Hamas.

AstraZeneca has asked Czech ministers whether it wants to order more vaccines for later this year, but said any supplies would have to comply with EU agreements.

A news website in the Czech Republic reported on Saturday that its health ministry was in talks with the firm about extra jabs in addition to the 3 million it had already bought. However, according to Reuters, it was not clear if these would be compliant with the country’s EU commitment not to negotiate separately.

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