Although the government had initially said that the doses would cover 482,000 People, with each getting two injections spaced between eight weeks, the plan was later revised, to allow more people to get the first dose. But soon after the change, the Serum Institute of India, announced the halting of vaccine exports to first, serve their domestic market.
Developed by Biotechnology Company Bharat Biotech, the vaccine which is India’s first indigenous experimental vaccine against the viral respiratory infection will be tested at a number of trial sites across India.
Makerere University Business School-MUBS Economics Lecturer and Policy Analyst, Ramathan Ggoobi says the Coronavirus (COVID-19), which has since been declared a pandemic is economically contagious and has attacked all sectors of the economy at all fronts.
While on a visit in Uganda last year, the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi endorsed the construction of the centre in memory of India’s icon, Mahatma Gandhi whose ashes are believed to have been sprayed on the banks of river Nile following his death in 1948.