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Kuwait, Oman get Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines produced in India

February 01, 2021
Oman’s Health Minister Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Saidi formally received the shipment at the ministry’s headquarters in the presence of Indian Ambassador Munu Mahawar, the Oman News Agency reported on Sunday.
Oman’s Health Minister Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Saidi formally received the shipment at the ministry’s headquarters in the presence of Indian Ambassador Munu Mahawar, the Oman News Agency reported on Sunday.



Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH — Kuwait and Oman have received hundreds of thousands of doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus produced in India.

Kuwait's Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that 200,000 doses of the vaccine manufactured at the Serum Institute of India (SII) arrived in the country at dawn on Monday.

In a press statement carried by the Kuwait News Agency, assistant undersecretary at Kuwait’s drug and food control affairs Dr. Abdullah Al-Bader has said that the ministry is closely monitoring international developments concerning the vaccines, adding that the department would cooperate with various producing companies to get the jabs after ensuring their safety and efficacy.

On Sunday, Oman received 100,000 doses of the Oxford Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India.

Oman’s Health Minister Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al-Saidi formally received the shipment at the ministry’s headquarters in the presence of Indian Ambassador Munu Mahawar, the Oman News Agency reported on Sunday.

Dr. Al-Saidi expressed his thanks to the friendly Indian government for providing the doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 to the Sultanate.

He welcomed the government of India’s gesture to provide 100,000 doses of the COVID19 vaccine and commended the cooperation between the two countries.

The health minister lauded India’s leading role in the global fight against COVID19 and the support that India has been extending to its friends and partners in their efforts.

Dr. Al-Saidi pointed out
that the Serum Institute of India is one of the largest vaccine factories in the world. He stressed that the step to obtain the vaccine promotes the global efforts aimed at overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and making the vaccine available for all people around the world.


February 01, 2021
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