Italy has blocked the export of Covid-19 vaccine doses, in the first case of European Union powers being used in a long-simmering dispute between the European Union and vaccine makers.
Italy invoked EU powers to prevent AstraZeneca from exporting 250,000 doses to Australia, a spokesperson for Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi told CNN Thursday.
The spokesperson said Italy and the European Commission had agreed on the action.
The move was first reported by the Financial Times. CNN is seeking comment from AstraZeneca.