Mumbai: India has developed two vaccines against coronavirus. India is also helping other countries by providing the corona vaccine. Indian Navy P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft is all set to supply vaccine to Mauritius and Seychelles. These countries are all set to receive the Covishield vaccine, manufactured by Serum Institute of India.
A consignment of 100,000 (1 lakh) doses of the Covishield vaccine is slated to arrive in Mauritius on January 22. A consignment of 50,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine is scheduled to reach Seychelles on January 22. Seychelles has around 1 lakh inhabitants and the 50,000 doses will thus be able to cover nearly 25 per cent of the total Seychelles population.
Earlier, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced that India will be supplying vaccines on a gratis basis to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from January 20 onwards, according to an earlier statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).