WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday that 15 European Union (EU) countries now recognize COVISHIELD for travellers.
Health Desk: There is news of relief for India recovering from the second wave of Coronavirus. World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday that 15 countries of the European Union (EU) have now developed the Serum Institute of India (SII) and AstraZeneca and Oxford University Covidshield vaccine for travellers. recognizes.
Swaminathan said in a tweet that, “15 EU countries now recognize COVISHIELD for travellers.” That is, a total of 15 countries have confirmed that they will allow travelers from India to enter their territory, who have taken coveshield shots. Including Switzerland, Iceland, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
The Belgian Embassy in India on Friday said that Belgium recognizes the Astra Zeneca Vaccine Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute of India and distributed by COVAX. Vaccines have played an important role in countries like India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh. Chargé d’affaires Arnaud Lyon said that the recognition of his country’s Covidshield will have a positive impact on all those who get the vaccine shot in India and abroad. He expressed hope that everyone in India and outside India will be vaccinated against Covidshield. He said that Covishield is one of the main vaccines, which are under the COVAX facility and will be used.
Belgium has become the latest European country to recognize the Covishield vaccine, which was developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and is being manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII).