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India has provided the global community with more than 70 million doses of vaccines

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India has provided over 70 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to more than 93 countries and two UN agencies, including UN peacekeeping forces.


The Indian authorities have provided the world community with more than 70 million doses of a vaccine against coronavirus infection. The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Culture of IndiaMeenakshi Lehi stated this on Monday, speaking at the high-level meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the organization.

“India has provided more than 70 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to more than 93 countries and two UN agencies, including UN peacekeeping forces,” said the representative of the Indian Foreign Ministry. She also announced India's intention to expand international cooperation in the field of vaccines.

The Non-Aligned Movement is an international organization that unites more than 100 countries that oppose participation in military-political blocs and for the peaceful coexistence of peoples. The Russian Federation this summer received observer status in it.

Mass vaccination in India began on January 16 this year. To date, more than 48% of the country's population has received at least the first component of the vaccine, 19% are fully vaccinated. Since the beginning of the pandemic in India, 34 million cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded, 451 thousand people have died as a result of the disease. The population of India is about 1.4 billion people.

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