Manipur receives 54,000 doses of Covishield vaccine



The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Manipur’s capital city of Imphal on Wednesday.

The consignment contained 54,000 doses of Covishield vaccines made by the Serum Institute of India (SSI) in Pune.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh with the officals at the airport

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Chief Minister N Biren Singh posted the following tweet, “This day marks a new dawn as we received the first consignment of 54,000 doses Covishield vaccine from SII, Pune. I join the nation in thanking Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi and our brilliant scientists for delivering the Covid vaccine in record time”.

Covishield vaccine consignement

While addressing reporters, the director of Manipur Health Services K. Rajo Singh said they would distribute the vaccine across ten centres in the state.

“The vaccine has high immunity, and will likely flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

(Edited by Shankar Turha)


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