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Covid-19 roundup: Both As­traZeneca and EC claim a win in le­gal case over vac­cine de­lay; South Ko­rea to mix-and-match vac­cines — re­port

A Bel­gian court has is­sued a de­ci­sion in the Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion’s le­gal case against As­traZeneca for fail­ing to de­liv­er the amount of Covid-19 vac­cine dos­es promised in a con­tract — and both sides are claim­ing a win.

As­traZeneca must de­liv­er a cu­mu­la­tive 80.2 mil­lion dos­es of its Covid-19 vac­cine by Sep­tem­ber 27 — a far cry from the 300 mil­lion dos­es the EC had orig­i­nal­ly re­quest­ed. The com­pa­ny will be held to a bind­ing sched­ule, ac­cord­ing to the EC, with 15 mil­lion dos­es ex­pect­ed by Ju­ly 26 at 9 a.m.; 20 mil­lion by Aug. 23; and 15 mil­lion by Sept. 27.

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