India to export COVID-19 vaccines to 6 countries from Jan 20

by National | 19-01-2021 | 627 views

NewDelhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has announced that India will export COVID-19 vaccines to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from Wednesday. The government received several requests for the supply of Indian manufactured vaccines, the MEA added. "India is deeply honoured to be a long-trusted partner in meeting the healthcare needs of the global community," PM Modi said.

As many as 4,54,049 people were vaccinated till early Tuesday morning as India's active COVID-19 cases came down to two lakh amid the ongoing vaccination drive in the country. "The daily number of deaths is less than 140 after eight months," Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said. He further stated that the overall case fatality rate is 1.44%.

Karnataka has vaccinated 53,341 frontline health workers since the drive was launched on January 16, achieving 49% coverage of the targeted beneficiaries, the health department said on Monday. The COVID-19 vaccination coverage report on Monday showed that in the last three days, 1,307 vaccination sessions were held. The vaccination drive began on Saturday in 243 health centres in Karnataka.

For the first time since June last year, Karnataka saw less than 500 daily new cases of COVID-19, while reporting nine deaths, on Monday. According to the state Health and Family Welfare Department, in the last 24 hours, the state has reported 435 COVID-19 positive cases. The state till date has reported 12,175 deaths due to the coronavirus.


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