"Government of Assam has decided to procure 2 crore vaccines, 1 crore vaccine from Serum Institute of India and another from Bharat Biotech so that we can give free vaccines to the citizen belonging to 18 to 45 years group.
We want to start vaccination drive early as possible," said State Health Minister Sarma.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual summit with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on May 04. Speaking on the talks between the two leaders, MEA Joint Secretary (Europe West), Sandeep Chakraborty today said, "The two leaders (PM Modi and UK PM) also discussed the global pandemic situation and ongoing cooperation in the fight against it. PM Modi thanked PM Johnson for prompt medical assistance provided UK, in wake of severe 2nd wave in India." "UK was one of the first to respond, sending critical medical equipment, like oxygen concentrators, cylinders, ventilators, amongst others. The successful vaccine partnership through Oxford/AstraZeneca-SII collaboration was also discussed," he added.
Covaxin's maker Bharat Biotech has refused to supply vaccine doses to Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said today. Cong MP Rahul Gandhi hit out at the centre's push for positivity aid the covid crisis in India, calling it betrayal. Sinovac Biotech Ltd.'s vaccine is wiping out Covid-19 among health workers in Indonesia, a study shows. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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