India to heighten vaccine production amid Covid-19 crisis

In this file photo a woman reacts as she gets inoculated with a dose of the Covishield, AstraZeneca-Oxford's Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine, at a vaccination centre of the Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai, India, on April 28, 2021.

Photo credit: Punit Paranjpe | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The announcement could indicate New Delhi’s readiness to continue playing the vaccine production role, even in the wake of a devastating rise in infections.

The Indian government, which is battling a Covid-19 crisis that has seen it suffer shortages of treatment supplies, is pooling resources to produce more vaccines of different types.

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