Guyana receives 80,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from India

PM of Guyana, the Hon. Mark Phillips accepts the vaccines from High Commissioner of India to Guyana, Dr K.J Srinivasa in the presence of the Health and Foreign Affairs Ministers (Photo via DPI)

(Department of Public Information) Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips has expressed his gratitude to the Indian Government for donating to Guyana, 80,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine – COVISHIELD, which were produced in India.

 The vaccines arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) (7 March 2021) and were immediately handed over to the Prime Minister by High Commissioner of India to Guyana, Dr K.J Srinivasa.

Minister of Health, the Honourable Dr Frank Anthony and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Honourable Hugh Todd were also at the airport.

The Prime Minister said that the vaccines would assist Guyana greatly in phase two of the fight against COVID-19. 

Read more at: Department of Public Information

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