European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed solidarity with India and said that European Union (EU) stands with the country in the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic. "It was for us a very historical moment to make sure that EU stands firmly at the side of India in this challenging time and assure PM Modi of our solidarity and support with all that's needed at moment, from oxygen generators to medicines and ventilators," she said at a press briefing in the presence of European Council President Charles Michel and Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa. Watch the full video for more.
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President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen on May 08 said, "It was a remarkable Summit because it widened the scope and the view on the untapped potential in the relationship of the European Union and India." Prime Minister Narendra Modi today also virtually participated in the meeting of EU as a special invitee, on the invitation of Council's President.
President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen on May 08 informed that so far, European Union (EU) has delivered over 200 million doses (of vaccine) to the European people, and close to 160 million Europeans have been already received the first shot of the vaccine. "We have now delivered over 200 million doses (of vaccine) to the European people. So we are on track to achieve our projective of enough doses being delivered in July to vaccinate 70pecvent of the European adult population," Leyen said. "Of course, delivering vaccine doses is good but vaccination is even better. Close to 160 million Europeans now have already received the first shot of the vaccine, that's over 25percent of the EU population,' she added.
President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen on May 08 said European Union (EU) stands firmly at the side of India in this challenging time of COVID-19. "It was for us a very historical moment to make sure that EU stands firmly at the side of India in this challenging time and assure PM Modi of our solidarity and support with all that's needed at moment, from oxygen generators to medicines and ventilators," Leyen said. "17 EU Members States have supported a worth over 100 million Euros of supply that has been brought to India and is being brought in the next days through the EU Civil Protection mechanism and further assistance will follow," she added. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today also virtually participated in the meeting of EU as a special invitee, on the invitation of Council's President.
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Union External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar attended a virtual conversation, called 'Global Dialogue Series' on May 05. He said, "Our vaccine production situation was different from many other countries. On what basis Covishield was being made in India? It's Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, you can say it's British-designed product. It was made in India as the vaccine owner saw India as an efficient production venue. Along with that the ability and approval to make in India, came an obligation to supply it to a large part of the world. So, people have to understand, it was not that vaccine production started in India, it was invented by an Indian, owned by an Indian, produced by an Indian." He further said, "It was a truly international collaboration. When there is an international collaboration, if somebody gave you a vaccine to make in India, then you have to do your part, otherwise, it doesn't work. It also came with support from the Covax initiative. So, there was an obligation to support the Covax initiative to give vaccines at a low cost to a number of nations."
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At least 7 tankers filled with 131 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen loaded in rake have left for Delhi. Indian Railways has started Oxygen Express initiative to transport liquid oxygen to the states in need in this fight against pandemic. The national capital is reeling under oxygen crisis amid surge in COVID cases. Delhi has reported over 17,000 new cases on May 08.