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India plans 20 million doses of vaccine supply to neighbours

IndiaTimes Friday, 15 January 2021
India plans to offer 20 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to its neighbours as it draws up a policy to supply vials to countries across the globe, people with knowledge of the matter said. An Indian state-run company will buy vaccines from Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech for supplying to Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Seychelles and Mauritius.
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