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India dispatches Covid vaccine to Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius

As part of its 'Neighbourhood First' policy and vaccine diplomacy, India on Friday dispatched consignments of 'Make-in India' Covid vaccine to Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius to fight the disease. Anish Singh reports

Jan 22, 2021, 10:59 AM IST

As part of its 'Neighbourhood First' policy and vaccine diplomacy, India on Friday dispatched consignments of 'Make-in India' Covid vaccine to Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius to fight the disease. 

"A consignment containing 15 lakh doses of Covishield vaccines has been sent to Yangon. Myanmar is one of the first countries to receive the government's gift of the vaccines, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India," an official in the external affairs ministry said on Friday.

Likewise, a total of 50,000 and one lakh doses of Covid vaccines is being sent to Seychelles and Mauritius, respectively. 

Earlier, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Bangladesh have received India-made vaccine.

ASEAN and Latin American countries have also approached India for the vaccine. During initial days of a global outbreak of Covid pandemic, India sent HCQ, Paracetamol to 150 countries across the globe to deal with the disease.