India will ‘do its greatest’ to get COVID-19 vaccines to Canada, says PM Narendra Modi

OTTAWA — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says his nation “will do its greatest” to assist Canada get COVID-19 vaccines however stopped wanting making any particular assure that India would ship doses to Canada.

Canada can be not amongst 25 nations cleared by the Indian authorities to obtain exported doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine this month, although federal officers indicated final week Canada’s shipments weren’t anticipated to start out arriving till at the least April.

The Serum Institute of India has a contract with AstraZeneca to make at the least one billion vaccine doses, and Well being Canada is at present reviewing the manufacturing processes on the facility as it really works to greenlight the AstraZeneca vaccine to be used on Canadians.

Modi says on Twitter that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau referred to as him as we speak and the pair mentioned vaccines, local weather change and the worldwide financial restoration.

Earlier as we speak, Trudeau mentioned Canada and India are working as companions towards COVID-19 however did not point out any plans to talk to Modi.

Trudeau and Modi have a regularly tense relationship, together with Trudeau’s troubled journey to India in 2018, and extra not too long ago India’s anger over Trudeau’s public help for farmers protesting new legal guidelines handed by the Indian authorities.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Feb. 10, 2021.

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