New Delhi, January 21 : External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Thursday informed that two million doses of Covishield vaccines had arrived in Dhaka under the Vaccine Maitri initiative through his Twitter post.
"Touchdown in Dhaka.#VaccineMaitri reaffirms the highest priority accorded by India to relations with Bangladesh," tweeted Jaishankar. A total of two million doses of the Covishield vaccine by Serum Institute of India were dispatched from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Dhaka in Bangladesh today.
Earlier, Anurag Srivastava, Spokesperson Ministry of External Affairs, said in a tweet, "Next stop Bangladesh! Consignment of Indian made Covid vaccines takes off for Bangladesh!"
In line with its Neighbourhood First Policy, India has been rolling out Covishield vaccines to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles since Wednesday (January 20) to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.