Barbados PM seeks 2,00,000 doses of vaccine from India

On Friday, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley writes to Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi seeking 2,00,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine.

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Barbados PM seeks 2,00,000 doses of vaccine from India
Barbados PM seeks 2,00,000 doses of vaccine from India

Barbados: On Friday, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley writes to Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi seeking 2,00,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine.

Barbados PM seeks 2,00,000 doses of vaccine from India
Barbados PM seeks 2,00,000 doses of vaccine from India

Covishield is also known as the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is developed in the UK.

PM Mia Amor Mottley wrote, “I am urgently requesting the help of your Government to have access to 200,000 doses (for 100,000 citizens) of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine being produced in your country.”

Furthermore, she added, “We would acknowledge your kind consideration of half of the supply and, if needed, we would be willing to buy the other 100,000 doses should it meet your pleasant consideration.”

PM Motley also highlighted about India and Barbados have a long history of good relations. PM Mottley also stated, Barbados‘ economy is highly dependent on travel and tourism, and the lethal coronavirus pandemic has induced a fall of 90 percent in tourists’ arrival in 2020. This declined in government revenue and economic activity.

If we talk about reports, on January 19, 35 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded – 17 females and 18 males, out of the 902 tests done. On January 20, 52 new positives (19 females and 33 males) were reported out of the 2,355 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. These represent a combination of locals and guests.

This makes the total number of tested positive for the lethal coronavirus since March 16 to 1,243 – 497 females and 746 males. Their ages ranged from 1 to 95. In the two days, 28 persons were also released from isolation – four and 24, respectively.

The total number of cases at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds, as of January 20, is 352 – 94 staff and 258 male inmates. Overall, there are now 641 active cases, and 593 persons have recovered to date.

According to the information service, the public health laboratory’s number of tests since February 2020 is 96,327.

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