Government urged to request vaccines from India

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    A call is being made for the Health Minister to make contact with the Government of India, to request COVID-19 vaccines.

    It comes from Caroni East MP Dr Rishad Seecharan, following donations made to Barbados and Dominica.

    The donations are outside the COVAX Facility, and came after correspondence was sent by both countries.

    Barbados has since donated to other Caribbean nations from its batch.

    According to Dr Seecahran, Under the Vaccine Maitri commitment, India has been shipping consignments of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in India.

    He believes T&T should seek assistance as well, saying the more citizens are vaccinated, the quicker the country will be able to reopen its borders.

    T&T is reportedly due to receive its first batch of vaccines under the COVAX Facility in March.