UK To Offer COVID-19 Vaccines To Ireland, Mulls Helping Other EU Nations - Reports
Muhammad Irfan 20 days ago Sun 28th March 2021 | 01:40 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 28th March, 2021) The United Kingdom is going to offer 3.7 million COVID-19 vaccines to neighboring Ireland, in a move that can further strain relations with the European Union, The Sunday Times reported, citing UK cabinet sources.
According to the newspaper, it would be the first time the UK has exported vaccines to the EU amid tensions over delayed deliveries of AstraZeneca shots to the bloc.
The source added that "Easter will be when we might be able to start offering vaccines to Ireland."
"The fear is that [French President Emmanuel] Macron has made such a mess of things that it might mean we end up with [leader of the right-wing National Rally party] Marine Le Pen getting elected. No one wants that," another Whitehall source said.
Nearly 30 million Britons have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Of them, 3.2 million have been fully vaccinated. The immunization in the EU is progressing slower due to vaccine delivery delays.