11 Mar 2021

Covid-19: Row between UK and EU over vaccines

From Morning Report, 6:17 am on 11 March 2021

A row has broken out between Britain and the EU after top European officials claimed the UK had imposed what they called an outright ban on the export of Covid-19 vaccines.

European Council President Charles Michel said the so-called ban applied to all vaccine components produced in Britain.

In Parliament, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson corrected Michel in a speech where he praised Britain's vaccine roll out.

European leaders are under increasing pressure over slow distribution of the vaccination across the continent.

Brussels correspondent Lucy Hough spoke to Corin Dann.