United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ spokesman said that India’s stock of anti-Covid-19 vaccines donated to peacekeepers earlier this year has run out. The Secretary-General’s spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said in his regular news conference on Friday that the United Nations has received 300,000 doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines from China. “This donation has been made at a very crucial time as the stock of vaccines donated by the Government of India in March this year has run out,” he said.
India presented 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s anti-COVID-19 vaccines to its peacekeepers in all UN missions. India is one of the largest senders of troops to UN peacekeeping missions. The vaccines manufactured by Sinopharm in China were listed by the World Health Organization for emergency use earlier this year and will be given to UN personnel and peacekeepers.