‘Made in India vaccines arrive in Brazil’, Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for ‘sanjeevni booti’

Rio: A flight carrying two million doses of India made coronavirus vaccines landed in Brazil on Saturday. This was informed by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

After the vaccine was dispatched to the South American nation, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted: “Trust the Pharmacy of the World. Made in India vaccines arrive in Brazil.”

“Brazil is honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle. Thank you for helping us with vaccine exports from India to Brazil,” said Bolsonaro in his tweet with a picture of Lord Hanuman.

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Responding to Bolsonaro’s tweet PM Modi said, “The honour is ours, President Jair M. Bolsonaro to be a trusted partner of Brazil in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic together. We will continue to strengthen our cooperation on healthcare.”

India dispatched two million doses of Covishield vaccines to Brazil on Friday. Covishield has been developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and is being manufactured by Serum Institute of India.

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