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.
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.