Chief of UN Appreciates India’s leadership in the fight against Covid19
UN chief Antonio Guterres has voiced appreciation for India’s leadership in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic and its efforts to bring a “much-needed supply” of the COVID-19 vaccines to the world market.
Efforts by India in developing and manufacturing one of the two vaccines currently granted Emergency Use Listing by the World Health Organization bring a much-needed supply to the global vaccine market. I also appreciate your continued efforts to support and strengthen the COVAX Facility to ensure more equitable access.
He told the meeting that it is this spirit in which India approaches the Covid-19 challenge and urged the Council to work collectively to address its different dimensions. The 200,000 doses essentially mean that it will be possible to administer the required double doses of Covid-19vaccines to all UN peacekeepers across missions.
The vaccine Covishield is the version of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India. Covaxin is the indigenously developed vaccine by pharma company Bharat Biotech.