While 100,000 doses reached Maldives, in keeping with Bangladesh’s overseas ministry, “A special flight of India carrying the consignment will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka [on January 21].”

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 04:38 PM IST

As many as 150,000 doses of Covishield vaccine, dispatched from India, reached Bhutan on Wednesday. “Vaccine Maitri begins. Consignment arrives in Bhutan. Another example of Neighbourhood First,” tweeted exterior affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

While 100,000 doses reached Maldives too, in keeping with Bangladesh’s overseas ministry, “A special flight of India carrying the consignment will land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka [on January 21].”

“Maldives is happy to receive as grant 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccine. Maldives is among the first countries to receive vaccines from India. As always, India stands strong & steadfast, by our side, as 1st responder in any crisis,” the nation’s overseas minister Abdulla Shahid stated.

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Meanwhile, a million doses of the vaccine will land in Kathmandu on Thursday, a day after the nation started exporting its vaccine to different nations.

Hailing India’s initiative as an indication of the great relationship between the 2 nations, Nepal well being minister Hridayesh Tripathi stated, “This is an example of the relationship between Nepal and India. It has been named ‘Vaccine Maitri’.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday stated the vaccines might be despatched to the neighbouring nations below India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative.

“India is deeply honoured to be a long-trusted partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the global community. Supplies of Covid vaccines to several countries will commence tomorrow, and more will follow in the days ahead,” he tweeted.

During Nepalese overseas minister Pradeep Gyawali’s current go to to India for the Joint Commission Meeting with Jaishankar, he was assured that Nepal could be amongst one of many first nations to obtain the vaccine doses. 

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