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India expands exports of its own coronavirus vaccine

29.01.2021 204 просмотров

Indian  vaccine against the coronavirus will be received by several more countries of the Persian Gulf, the Pacific region and Africa. 

In the near future, India will expand the supply of domestically produced coronavirus vaccines to foreign countries. This was stated at a briefing by the official representative of the Indian Foreign Ministry, Anurag Srivastava.

vaccine doses to Bahrain, which was the first among the Persian Gulf countries to receive Indian drugs for coronavirus. In the coming days, we plan to provide the vaccine free of charge to Oman, Nicaragua and the Pacific Island States," the Times of India quoted the diplomat as saying on Friday. —  We will steadily increase such grant and commercial deliveries».

According to the diplomat, South Africa, Canada, Mongolia, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia may also become recipients of the Indian vaccine.


Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health of India announced that the number of doses of the Indian vaccine against COVID-19 already delivered abroad under the state program “Vaccine Diplomacy” amounted to 6 million doses. In addition to specific countries, the supply of these Indian drugs also extends to  COVAX facilities (Covax), a global initiative to ensure rapid and fair access to vaccines against COVID-19 for all countries, regardless of income level.

More than 2.8 million people have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus in India. It ranks fifth in the world in terms of the number of people who have been vaccinated, after the United States, Great Britain, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Around 270 million Indians will be vaccinated during the first phase of vaccination.

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