Maldives, first nation to receive Covid-19 vaccine from India

Maldives will receive the Covid-19 vaccine (Covishield) today becoming the first country to receive the vaccine from India. “Everything is in place including regulatory approvals and permissions on Maldivian side,” a government source said.

The source added the vaccine is being sent to vaccinate  frontline health workers and senior citizens. Maldives, an Indian Ocean atoll, has a population of about 450,000.

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Maldives is the largest Covid-19 recipient in India’s neighbourhood including medicine supply, food supply, medical team, training and financial assistance of $250 million.

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