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India resumes export of COVID-19 vaccines

15.10.2021 39 просмотров

The Indian authorities announced in September that the country intends to resume the export of coronavirus vaccines from October.


India has resumed the export of vaccines against coronavirus infection and supplied drugs to a number of countries in the region - to Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Iran. Arindam Bagchi, spokesman for the Indian Foreign Ministry, announced this on Thursday.

“As far as I know, vaccines have already arrived in Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Iran. We are constantly monitoring and reviewing this situation,” he said during an online press conference.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modisaid recently at the UN General Assembly that India will resume supply of vaccines against coronavirus. We decided to start with neighboring countries,” added Arindam Bagchi.

The Indian authorities announced in September that the country intends to resume the export of coronavirus vaccines from October. New Delhi plans to ship surplus vaccine overseas as part of the "Maitri Vaccine" (Sanskrit for "vaccine friendship") program and to meet its commitment to the worldwide COVAX vaccine supply program, but vaccinating its own citizens "remains a government top priority" .

India has previously delivered coronavirus vaccines to 72 countries under the Maitri Vaccine Program, both on a grant basis and through bilateral contracts. However, in April of this year, India was forced to stop the export of such drugs against the background of a sharp increase in the incidence in the country.

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