Iran requests COVID-19 vaccines from India

New Delhi: Having authorized using AstraZeneca-Oxford and Bharat Biotech vaccines, Iran has requested COVID-19 vaccines from India. Iran has turn into one in all greater than 20 nations to have requested vaccines from India.

Thus far India has provided greater than 229.7 lakh COVID-19 vaccines doses to a number of nations around the globe. The nation has provided over 64 lakh doses as grants and over 165 lakh doses commercially.

“We’ll proceed to take ahead the worldwide vaccine provide initiative and canopy extra nations in a phased method,” the Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated in a press release final week.

India has gifted 1 lakh doses of vaccines to Bahrain and Oman, 50000 to Egypt, 2 lakh to Kuwait and a pair of lakh to UAE on a business foundation.

India has additionally provided COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring nations reminiscent of Bangladesh (20 Lakhs doses), Myanmar (17 Lakhs doses), Nepal (10 Lakhs ), Bhutan (1.5 Lakhs doses), Maldives (1 Lakh doses), Mauritius (1 Lakh doses), Seychelles (50000 doses), Sri Lanka ( 5 Lakhs doses), Afghanistan (5 Lakhs doses).

In the meantime, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres expressed concern over lack of availability of vaccines in a number of nations around the globe.

Calling the distribution of coronavirus vaccines “broadly uneven and unfair”, Guterres stated that solely 10 nations have administered 75 per cent of all vaccinations, He known as for a world effort to get all folks in each nation inoculated as quickly as attainable.

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