New Delhi (NVI): A day after fire broke out in Serum Institute of India (SII), consignments of Covishield vaccine were delivered to Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius as part of the donation program to its neighbours and key partners.
The flight for Myanmar took off at 6:40 am today from Mumbai while the vaccine consignment for Mauritius and Seychelles were sent via one flight which departed at 11 am.
A consignment containing 1.5 million doses of Covishield vaccine was dispatched to Myanmar, 50,000 doses were sent to Seychelles and 1 lakh doses to Mauritius, according to media reports.
Bhutan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Seychelles, Myanmar and Mauritius are part of India’s initial rollout of vaccines as grant assistance.
Under India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy, India has already dispatched vaccines to Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives as India has assured that friendly nations get every form of support.
Meanwhile, Brazil, Morocco, South Africa and Saudi Arabia also will receive vaccines from India under the commercial agreement signed with SII.