European Commission President Reassures EU Leaders She Will Ban Vaccine Exports If Suppliers Fail To Deliver Again

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Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a news conference with European Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and European Parliament President David Sassoli (not pictured), in Brussels, Belgium February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Geron 

Commission head reassures leaders she will ban vaccines leaving EU if suppliers fail to deliver again Ursula von der Leyen has reassured EU leaders she will ban coronavirus vaccines from leaving the EU if suppliers such as AstraZeneca fail to deliver again, as she faced questions over her handling of shortages. 
The European commission president’s pledge at a virtual summit came as leaders issued a statement promising to “accelerate the provision of vaccines”, with just 8% of the adult population having received a jab compared with 27% in the UK.