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India’s COVID-19 Vaccines Will Benefit Most Countries, Says Bhutan Ambassador Vetsop Namgyel

Bhutan’s Ambassador Vetsop Namgyel was among the 60 foreign heads of missions who visited the facilities of two pharmaceutical firms working on COVID-19 vaccines – Bharat Biotech and Biological E on Wednesday (December 9)

India's COVID-19 Vaccines Will Benefit Most Countries, Says Bhutan Ambassador Vetsop Namgyel
Highlights
  • COVID vaccines in India will be easiest to administer: Bhutan’s Ambassador
  • India is also working for countries around the world: Denmark’s Ambassador
  • India’s Bharat Biotech is developing COVID-19 vaccine 'Covaxin'

New Delhi: Bhutan’s Ambassador to India on Wednesday (December 9) said that the COVID-19 vaccines in India will benefit most countries, as they would be the easiest to administer and transport. Speaking to foreign envoys onboard a plane to New Delhi, Ambassador Vetsop Namgyel said: “Vaccines in India are the ones which will be easiest to administer and transport. Most countries will benefit from it. India is known to produce in bulk quantities, once approved it can be rolled out quickly.”

Also Read: Lack Of Adequate Cold Chain Biggest Challenge In COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Report

Vetsop Namgyel was among the 60 foreign heads of missions who visited the facilities of two pharmaceutical firms working on COVID-19 vaccines- the Bharat Biotech and the Biological E.

F Svane, Ambassador of Denmark to India, said that India is not working for commercial or national interest but is also working for countries around the world.

Also Read: National Expert Group On Vaccine Administration Working On Management Of COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out: Government

While praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mahima Datla, the Managing Director of the Biological E Ltd, said it is a testament to PM Modi’s vision who’s not only showcasing collaboration but is keen to ensure that Indian companies play a vital role in delivering vaccines around the world.

Sources had informed that there is a lot of interest in India’s vaccine development efforts.

Also Read: COVID-19: Centre Consults With States/Union Territories For Cold Chain Storage Of Vaccine

PM Modi has said that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis.

He visited the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad, and Serum Institute of India in Pune on November 28 to conduct an extensive review of the vaccine development and manufacturing process.

Bharat Biotech had on Monday (December 7) applied for emergency use authorisation for its indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ to Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).

It is the second Indian company to apply for emergency use authorisation after the Serum Institute of India applied for such use for the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca.

Also Read: Six COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates In Different Clinical Trial Stage In India, Three In Pre-Clinical Stage: Union Health Secretary

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World

24,36,58,646Cases
20,51,42,869Active
3,35,67,367Recovered
49,48,410Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,36,58,646 and 49,48,410 have died; 20,51,42,869 are active cases and 3,35,67,367 have recovered as on October 25, 2021 at 4:04 am.

India

3,41,89,774 14,306Cases
1,67,6954,899Active
3,35,67,367 18,762Recovered
4,54,712 443Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,89,774 confirmed cases including 4,54,712 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,67,695 and 3,35,67,367 have recovered as on October 25, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,02,961 1,410

27,506 128

64,35,439 1,520

1,40,016 18

Kerala

49,15,331 8,538

77,964 3,191

48,08,775 11,366

28,592 363

Karnataka

29,85,986 388

8,740 203

29,39,239 586

38,007 5

Tamil Nadu

26,95,216 1,127

13,034 246

26,46,163 1,358

36,019 15

Andhra Pradesh

20,63,577 400

5,102 120

20,44,132 516

14,343 4

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,095 13

103 9

16,87,093 4

22,899

West Bengal

15,86,455 989

7,882 151

15,59,518 828

19,055 10

Delhi

14,39,603 37

320 14

14,14,192 51

25,091

Odisha

10,38,411 447

4,185 33

10,25,917 410

8,309 4

Chhattisgarh

10,05,847 20

219 11

9,92,056 31

13,572

Rajasthan

9,54,402 2

31 1

9,45,417 3

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,418 16

164 4

8,16,167 20

10,087

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,749 9

85 6

7,82,141 3

10,523

Haryana

7,71,157 16

127 12

7,60,981 4

10,049

Bihar

7,26,058 4

38 2

7,16,359 2

9,661

Telangana

6,70,274 135

3,950 34

6,62,377 168

3,947 1

Assam

6,08,589 139

3,857 111

5,98,759 244

5,973 6

Punjab

6,02,209 20

229 2

5,85,429 22

16,551

Jharkhand

3,48,627 35

224 22

3,43,268 13

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,821 6

163 6

3,36,259 11

7,399 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,638 72

866 4

3,26,343 68

4,429

Himachal Pradesh

2,22,638 69

1,496 82

2,17,406 149

3,736 2

Goa

1,77,886 34

545 29

1,73,983 63

3,358

Puducherry

1,27,735 61

467 10

1,25,411 49

1,857 2

Manipur

1,23,292 63

931 30

1,20,450 89

1,911 4

Mizoram

1,17,419 158

8,080 863

1,08,927 1,016

412 5

Tripura

84,389 5

98 3

83,475 8

816

Meghalaya

83,371 49

639 56

81,286 102

1,446 3

Chandigarh

65,323 2

28 1

64,475 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,089

132 10

54,677 10

280

Sikkim

31,900 32

200 5

31,306 27

394

Nagaland

31,712 5

243 7

30,790 12

679

Ladakh

20,904 5

37 1

20,659 6

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,679

4 0

10,671

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,648

6 2

7,513 2

129

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