Helped by everyone in the Corona era, India is constantly providing vaccines to neighboring and friendly countries. On Thursday, India provided 5,00,000 doses of the Corona vaccine to Sri Lanka, which was informed by the Sri Lankan government. Sri Lanka received 5,00,000 doses of Kovid-19 vaccine from India on Thursday.
The High Commission of India in Sri Lanka tweeted, “The second batch of 500,000 Kovishield vaccines from India arrived in Sri Lanka today.” Sri Lanka’s caretaker health minister Channa Jayasuman said 500,000 doses of the Kovishield vaccine came on Thursday. He said the new consignment has been ordered under an agreement between the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka (SPC) and the Serum Institute of India. Delivery of vaccines will start from Friday.
India had gifted 5,00,000 doses of the Kovid-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka, which began vaccination in Sri Lanka at the end of January. Vaccines were given to frontline personnel and security personnel. Last month, India announced that it would send Kovid-19 vaccines under assistance to Sri Lanka and other countries – Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanma, Seychelles, Afghanistan and Mauritius.