Prime Minister Narendra Modi told other leaders of the Quad partnership on Friday that India will allow the export of 8 million COVID-19 vaccines by the end of October, in accordance with an agreement reached by the Australian consortium , India, Japan and the United States in March. Indian Foreign Minister said on Friday.
A plan reached by the Quad earlier this year to deliver one billion COVID-19 vaccines across Asia by the end of 2022 was stalled after India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, banned exports in April amid a massive COVID outbreak at his home.
Indian Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla told reporters Prime Minister Modi told fellow Quad leaders at a summit in Washington on Friday that India would make 8 million doses of Johnson’s vaccine available & Johnson.
“This would be ready by the end of October,” he said. “This will be consistent with our decision to export vaccines. The Quad will pay for the vaccine and India will bear some of it. It will be an immediate delivery of the Quad to the Indo-Pacific.”