India sends 3 mn vaccine doses to Bangladesh, Nepal

India sends 3 mn vaccine doses to Bangladesh, Nepal

Two Indian flights carried two million doses of Covishield to Dhaka and a million doses to Kathmandu, and folks accustomed to developments mentioned on situation of anonymity that Seychelles and Myanmar have been set to obtain 50,000 doses and 1.5 million doses respectively on Friday.

Six international locations – Bhutan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Seychelles and Myanmar – are a part of India’s preliminary rollout of vaccines as grant help. There are additionally plans to provide doses to Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.

After a cellphone dialog together with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Pakistan overseas minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi introduced on Thursday that Beijing had gifted 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine as help.

“I want to give the nation the good news that China has promised to immediately provide 500,000 doses of vaccine to Pakistan by January 31,” Qureshi mentioned. (*3*)

Qureshi quoted Wang as saying that Pakistan was the primary nation China considered aiding with vaccines in view of their “all-weather strategic relationship”. He additionally mentioned China would provide greater than one million doses by February.

Pakistan is at the moment the world’s most populous nation that hasn’t rolled out a vaccination programme. It can also be the one nation in the area to have accredited the Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use. The approval for Sinopharm earlier this week got here days after Pakistan cleared the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The two million doses gifted by India to Bangladesh have been handed over by Indian envoy Vikram Doraiswami to overseas minister AK Abdul Momen and well being minister Zahid Maleque in Dhaka. This was the one largest consignment of vaccines supplied by India to any nation thus far.

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