Boris Johnson fights to reopen schools before Easter EU's coronavirus jabs 'may have ended up' in Britain 100,000 coronavirus deaths in charts: What's really happening in the UK Coronavirus latest news: UK death toll passes 100,000 Sherelle Jacobs: The Covid scandal that could sink the EU Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial Boris Johnson has urged the EU not to put "restrictions on the vaccines or their ingredients across borders", as he warned: "the virus knows no borders". Yesterday Brussels threatened to block EU vaccine exports to non-EU countries, after AstraZeneca revealed that it would not be able to fulfil its contractual obligations as originally hoped. French MEP Veronique Trillet-Lenoir suggested AstraZeneca was giving EU supplies to other countries such as the UK and US who had agreed a higher price. Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, today confirmed that the EU would press on with the export mechanism that would force companies to ask for permission before vaccines could leave the bloc. Despite the row, Mr Johnson said he has "total confidence" in the UK's supply of vaccines. Speaking from Downing Street, the Prime Minister added: "Obviously we expect and hope that our EU friends will honour all contracts...and we continue to work with friends and partners in the EU, and indeed around the world. He added: "The creation of these vaccines has been a wonderful example of multilateral cooperation and one of the lessons we have to learn is the need to cooperate... I don't want to see restrictions on the vaccines or their ingredients across borders." Follow the latest updates below.