As India battles the deadly second wave of Coronavirus Pandemic, another horryfying case of deaths due to lack of oxygen comes to light, Eleven Covid patients who were in the ICU ward died at a government hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati on Monday evening after the supply of medical oxygen was disrupted.
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Ambassadors of Paraguay and Costa Rica expressed their keenness on getting supply of Covaxin, the indigenous Covid-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR. They also hailed India's initiative to supply vaccines to other countries as part of efforts to fight the Covid-19 crisis. Fleming Duarte, Paraguay's Ambassador to India, said, “India is a supplier of vaccines to the world. Vaccine diplomacy of India is working very well. We are also requesting facilities in India to supply us a good quantity of doses, although it's very difficult. India is doing its best to provide these vaccines.” Claudio Ansorena, Ambassador of Costa Rica also requested 10 million doses of COVAXIN for his country’s population. He said, “Our request is placed with the foreign affairs ministry. We hope that India will consider our request.” Watch the full video for more.
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Ambassador of Paraguay to India, Fleming Raul Duarte requested for supply of COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine by Hyderabad-based 'Bharat Biotech' and also heaped praises on India for its vaccine diplomacy. "India is a very important supplier of vaccine in the world. Vaccine diplomacy is really well here. We are requesting India to supply us a good quantity of doses of vaccine. We have been requesting COVAXIN, launched by the Indian lab 'Bharat Biotech'. We are talking about at least 1.2 hundred million doses," said Fleming Raul Duarte.
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