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Nepal asks India to facilitate supply of Covid-19 vaccine – Times of India


KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Friday referred to as his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar and requested him to facilitate the supply of the vaccine towards the COVID-19.
Gyawali had a phone dialog with Jaishankar to talk about the cooperation in preventing the coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Ministry right here mentioned.
“During the conversation, the two sides exchanged views on intensifying efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Foreign Minister Gyawali expressed honest thanks to the Government of India for supporting Nepal in its struggle towards the COVID-19 pandemic, together with by the beneficiant present of a million doses of COVISHIELD,” it said in a statement.
Gyawali requested Jaishankar for the necessary facilitation for the supply of the vaccine to Nepal to continue administering the second dose for people at highest risk.
“The External Affairs Minister of India assured him of a continued assist to Nepal in its struggle towards the pandemic, together with by the supply of vaccines,” the assertion added.
Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield is being manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) which has collaborated with Oxford University and pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca for making the vaccine.
Nepal’s Health Ministry has beneficial to prohibit any gathering involving greater than 25 individuals at a time in a bid to arrest the unfold of the coronavirus.
The ministry has additionally beneficial halting bodily lessons of faculties and faculties.
In the final 24 hours, Nepal detected 332 new COVID-19 circumstances, taking the nationwide tally to 279,100.

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