UK will not participate in EU Covid-19 vaccine scheme

The British government of PM Boris Johnson has decided not to join a European Union coronavirus vaccine scheme because of concerns there could be costly delays in securing the vaccines, according The Telegraph, which cited  sources. The European Commission is expected to be notified on Friday.

UK business minister Alok Sharma is believed to have withdrawn from the plan after failing to get "sufficient assurance" that the UK would receive the number of vaccines it needs on time, the report added.

The officials believed that signing up to the scheme could delay the rollout of a successful vaccine in the UK by up to six months as talks on distribution took place, the report said, citing government sources.


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