India sends 2 million doses of Covishield each to Brazil & Morocco

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MUMBAI: Two million doses of Covishield vaccine were flown to Brazil on Emirates Sky Cargo and another two million doses to Morocco on Royal Air Maroc from the Mumbai airport in the early hours of Friday, an airport spokesperson said. The airport has facilitated distribution of 14.17 million doses of the Covishield vaccine across various international and domestic destinations so far.
The Mumbai airport is the first airport in the country to have exported the vaccine to various international destinations, said an Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) spokesperson. An aviation source said, “Apart from Brazil and Morocco, among the vaccines sent abroad so far are 1.5 lakh doses to Bhutan, 1 lakh to Maldives, 20 lakh doses to Dhaka (Bangladesh), 10 lakh doses to Kathmandu (Nepal), 15 lakh to Rangoon (Myanmar), 50,000 to Seychelles and 1 lakh to Mauritius.”
The airport, which handles the largest portion of EXIM pharmaceutical air cargo movements in the country, has been handling 40 to 50 tonnes of vaccines per day, said the MIAL spokesperson. Currently, Mumbai airport witnesses on average of around 14 to 15 cargo flights per day and handles an average of 800 tonnes of export and 700 tonnes of import cargo in a day, the spokesperson said.


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