India Announces Export of Vaccine to 6 Countries; Brazil Left off List

There is no set date for the arrival of the vaccine produced by the University of Oxford in partnership with AstraZeneca

India will begin exporting vaccines against Covid-19 on Wednesday (20) to six countries, the nation’s foreign ministry said. The destinations of the doses will be Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles. Brazil was not on the list.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that India will supply vaccines against Covid-19 to partner countries in the coming weeks and months.

India received orders from dozens of countries, including urgent calls from Brazil, to start exports of the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in partnership with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The doses are produced by the Serum Institute, the world's largest producer of vaccines.

On Monday (18), the Minister of Health, Eduardo Pazuello, said that the Brazilian government does not know when it will receive a shipment of 2 million doses of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca. It may occur this week.

Last week, the Indian government's refusal to release vaccines thwarted the plans of the ministry, which only has vaccines for the start of the vaccination campaign in Brazil.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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