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Boris to discuss ban on Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine exports to the UK with EU today

The Market Report with Katie Pilbeam. FTSE 100 lost ground as the latest sacking of a central bank governor in Turkey unsettled currency markets. The blue-chip index shed 20 to 6,880 with the spat over vaccines in Europe also a concern.  

A halt to exports to the UK of the Astra/Oxford jab might set Boris Johnson’s road to recovery back two months, reports today suggested. The PM will call EU leaders today to help find a resolution. The long-awaited US trial of the vaccine meanwhile found it to be safe and highly effective. 

The vaccine was 79% effective against stopping symptomatic Covid disease and 100% effective at preventing people from falling seriously ill with no blood clot issues.  

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2021-03-22 04:45:00

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