WHO thanks India for supplying vaccines to South Asian countries
Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles—in all have received several million doses of Covishield vaccine from India
The World Health Organisation has thanked India for “continued support” in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. India has been supplying vaccines to countries in the South Asian neighbourhood and to others like Brazil and Morocco. South Africa will also get the vaccine soon.
“Thank you #India and Prime Minister @narendramodi for your continued support to the global #COVID19 response. Only if we #ACTogether, including sharing of knowledge, can we stop this virus and save lives and livelihoods,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted.
Earlier, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro thanked India for the vaccine. “Namaskar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazil feels honoured to overcome global obstacles by joining efforts. Thank you for assisting us with the vaccine exports from India to Brazil,” Bolsonaro said in his tweet.
On Friday, India dispatched two million doses of Covishield vaccines to Brazil; Covishield has been manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.
Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles—in all have received several million doses of Covishield vaccine from India. Donations to Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are next on the list.