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Myanmar has signed a contract with India to get the COVID-19 vaccine and health workers will be vaccinated as first batch in February

Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor, said that there is a contract with India to get the COVID-19 vaccine and that the first batch of health workers would be vaccinated in February. “One thing people want to know right now is when will the COVID vaccination program start. A contract has been signed to get the first vaccine from India. The vaccine is expected to be available in Myanmar once it is approved by the relevant authorities in India. Under the program, the first immunizations will be given to health workers, a priority group in February. There is a lot of competition because all the countries in the world are working to get the vaccine. However, by 2021, vaccination efforts are expected to be phased out across the country.  the public to support the success of COVID by adhering to health.

The COVID-19 vaccine, developed jointly by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and the University of Oxford, has been approved for use in the country and will be launched on 4 January, the British government announced on December 30. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Review (MHRA) has approved the use of the AstraZeneca and Oxford COVID-19 vaccines, a British government spokesman said. The two countries are in talks to get the COVID-19 vaccine for health workers and key workers in Myanmar by March 2021 under the G to G program from the Government of India, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Myanmar Ambassador to India briefed HE Smt.Smita Pant, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs of India on the availability of COVID-19 vaccine in Myanmar. The meeting was held on the morning of December 28, 2020 in South Block. During the meeting, they discussed the availability of COVID-19 vaccine for health workers and vital workers in Myanmar by March 2021 under the G to G program from the Government of India. 

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports and the Indian pharmaceutical company Serum Institute to discuss the availability of vaccines and the availability of standardized low-cost RT-PCR test machines made in India. The Burmese delegation is in talks with Indian government officials to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on December 24. Earlier in 2021, officials from the Indian government discussed the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine under the G to G program from the Indian government and the availability of drugs from the Indian pharmaceutical company Serum Institute. Afterwards, the residence of the Myanmar Ambassador to India; A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccine was signed between a delegation from the Ministry of Health and Sports and Serum Institute at the meeting hall of Myanmar Home. The MoU was signed by Ambassador Aung Aung Myo Thein of the Myanmar Embassy as a witness.

Source: Daily Eleven

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