April 18, 2021

astrazeneca vaccine: Consignment of made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines reaches Dominican Republic

New Delhi: A consignment of made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines have been obtained in Dominican Republic as India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ programme reached the Carribean. “Delivered to Dominican Republic. ‘Vaccine Maitri’ reaches our Caribbean pals,” Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted on Tuesday, together with footage of the consignment being obtained in Dominican Republic.

Jaishankar additionally retweeted Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader’s tweet stating that

vaccines from India had been obtained and his nation will begin vaccinating front-line personnel.

Dominican Overseas Minister Roberto Alvarez tweeted, “At a vital second, the Indian govt assists by accelerating the supply of 20,000 doses of AZ to the dom individuals. Thanks.”

Final week, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs had stated India offered over 229 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines to numerous international locations out of which 64 lakh doses have been provided as grant help and 165 lakh on business foundation.

Within the coming weeks, vaccines can be provided to extra international locations in Africa, Latin America, CARICOM and the Pacific Island states, MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had stated.

In a significant announcement, India on January 19 stated it’s going to ship COVID-19 vaccines beneath grant help to a number of international locations.

India is among the world’s greatest drugmakers, and an growing variety of international locations have already approached it for procuring anti-coronavirus vaccines.