Indian covid-19 vaccine consignment reaches Bangladesh
External Affairs Minister of India, S. Jaishankar on Thursday said that two million doses of coronavirus vaccine, ‘Covishield’ had arrived in Dhaka under the Vaccine Maitri initiative.
“Touchdown in Dhaka.#VaccineMaitri reaffirms the highest priority accorded by India to relations with Bangladesh,” Jaishankar said in a tweet.
A total of two million doses of the Covishield vaccine by Serum Institute of India were dispatched from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Dhaka in Bangladesh on Thursday.
Earlier, Anurag Srivastava, Spokesperson Ministry of External Affairs, said in a tweet, “Next stop Bangladesh! Consignment of Indian made Covid vaccines takes off for Bangladesh!”
In line with its Neighbourhood First Policy, India has been rolling out Covishield vaccines to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles since January 20 to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.