Maldives receives first shipment of vaccines purchased from India

The Maldives has received its first shipment of COVISHIELD vaccines under its agreement with Serum Institute of India and Serum Institute of Life Sciences Private Limited.

The agreemen to purchase 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from India was signed on March 14. The first 100,000 doses were received in the first shipement.

The government signed a similar agreement with Singapore’s AstraZeneca Company to purchase 700,000 doses of the vaccine earlier on December 31st, 2020. However, HEOC said the date on which the AstraZeneca vaccines will be received cannot be confirmed at this time.