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PublishDate: Monday, January 18, 2021 13:50

India to Ship COVID19 Vaccines to Afghanistan in Few Weeks

Afghan voice agency (AVA)_After kicking off #pan-India_coronavirus #vaccination drive, the Indian government plans to ship off doses of #Covid-19 vaccine to neighbouring countries including Afghanistan as part of vaccine diplomacy in a couple of weeks.

According to Indian authorities, Afghanistan is among the first countries to benefit from #India’s_vaccine shipment and begin vaccination programme in the country.

While the initial shipments would be a goodwill gesture, the concerned countries subsequently would get the vaccine on a payment basis from either Bharat Biotech or the Serum Institute of India.

The foreign countries, however, need export clearance from the Indian’s Government’s National Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC) headed by Dr VK Paul of Niti Aayog.

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