UK says seeks urgent answers from EU over vaccine moves

FILE PHOTO: British PM Johnson leads COVID-19 news conference in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it was urgently seeking answers from the European Union over its decision to restrict the export of COVID-19 vaccines to Northern Ireland.

"The UK Government is urgently seeking an explanation from the European Commission about the statements issued by the EU today and assurances as to its intentions," a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

(Reporting by William James, writing by Andy Bruce)