91 countries have suffered a setback due to India’s ban on the export of corona vaccine worldwide. The World Health Organization says that withholding exports from India, there is an increased risk of new corona outbreaks in these countries. The World Health Organization says that the ban on vaccine exports has come as a shock to African countries in particular. There is an increased risk of spreading the B.1.617.2 variant here. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Economist of the World Health Organization, said, “The vaccine supply has been affected in 91 countries of the world. This has happened especially due to non-compensation from the parent company of AstraZeneca after the ban from India.
Swaminath said that apart from this new variant in these countries, the danger of new strains of Corona has also increased. Vaccines were being supplied by India to middle and low income countries, but the mission was halted due to the rapid increase in cases domestically. Swaminathan says that the risk of corona in African countries is high. This is because 0.5 percent of the population of these countries have not received the Corona vaccine. Not even all healthcare workers have come under this purview.
He said that if we see such a difference in the supply of Corona vaccine, then in the days to come, there will be a lot of unevenness. On the one hand, due to the lack of corona cases, many countries will be seen returning to normal life, while in some countries corona can be devastating. Meanwhile, the government is criticizing the purchase of the vaccine in India. The government is being targeted for the lack of vaccines. Due to the rapid rise of the second wave of Corona, many countries have decided to first intensify vaccination of their domestic populations while stopping the export of vaccines.