The Centre on Thursday stated it has been taking on with international governments the problem of easing journey restrictions for Indians in view of an enchancment within the coronavirus scenario within the nation.
Indian college students finding out in establishments in China, Italy and several other different international locations have been caught right here in view of the journey restrictions.
“With the improvement in the Covid situation in India, we have been taking up with foreign countries the issue of easing travel restrictions for Indians. We believe that this is an important element towards economic recovery,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated at a media briefing.
“There have been some positive steps in this direction and we would hope that more countries take steps to normalise the movement of people from India,” he added.
Asked in regards to the provide of COVID-19 vaccines by the United States to India, Mr Bagchi stated the home vaccination programme has been persevering with at a speedy tempo and that New Delhi has been in contact with its companions on the potential of import of vaccines.
To a query on when the World Health Organization (WHO) is predicted to recognise Covaxin, he stated the producer of the vaccine, Bharat Biotech Limited, has submitted the request together with all needed documentation to the worldwide physique earlier this month.
Mr Bagchi stated greater than half of the member states of the European Union (EU) have recognised Covishield, the vaccine manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India.
Asked about experiences on a go to to India by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken subsequent week, the MEA spokesperson stated particulars shall be shared when updates on it can be found.
He additionally stated India has obtained an invite for the swearing-in ceremony of Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi. The ceremony is scheduled for August 5.
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