Uttar Pradesh has also held pre-bid talks with Indian vaccine companies the Serum Institute of India - licensed to make the AstraZeneca and Novavax shots - Bharat Biotech and Cadila Healthcare as part of a global tender to buy 40 million doses over the next few months, state spokesman Navneet Sehgal told Reuters.
He said Johnson and Johnson could also confirm their participation in the tender by late Thursday via email. Sputnik V's local distributor, Dr Reddy's Laboratories, has also held talks.AdvertisementAdvertisement"Money is not an issue, we have a huge budget," said Sehgal, a senior bureaucrat in the state of 240 million people."We will spend up to 100 billion rupees (US$1.36 billion)."Read more: CNA »
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India reports more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for second straight day India recorded more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day on Thursday (May 13), while infections stayed below 400,000 for a fourth ...
India reports more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths for second straight day无能的印度政府，莫迪应该立刻下台。 Isn't it amazing? After dying for so many days their corrupted government didn't seemed to have a clue what to do. India government is useless ,our Chinese are great very much ,modi is idiot