1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India
  4. Covid-19: India resumes vaccine supply to neighboring countries, says MEA

Covid-19: India resumes vaccine supply to neighboring countries, says MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs said that coronavirus vaccines were already sent to Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Iran already.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: October 14, 2021 19:24 IST
covid vaccine
Image Source : PTI

Covid-19: India to resume vaccine supply to neighboring countries, says MEA 

India has resumed COVID-19 vaccine supply, and the vaccines have already been sent to Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Iran, said External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the government has decided to send the supplies to the neighborhood initially.

India, the world's largest producer of vaccines overall, suspended exports of COVID-19 vaccines in April to focus on inoculating its own population following a sudden spike in infections. Last month, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced that India will resume the supplies abroad.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi said recently at the UN General Assembly that India will resume supply of coronavirus vaccines. We have decided to start with the neighbourhood," Bagchi said.

"As far as I know, vaccines have already gone to Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Iran. We are constantly monitoring and reviewing the situation," he said. Bagchi said the decision on further supplies will be based on India's production and demand.

"We will decide on further supplies based on our production and demand," he said. 

(with PTI inputs)

Also Read: COVID-19 vaccines effective against most SARS-CoV-2 variants: Study

Also Read: Taxes on petrol fund free COVID vaccines: Union Minister justifies fuel price hike

Latest India News

Write a comment

Click Mania
Bigg Boss 15