India delays big exports of AstraZeneca shot, including to COVAX, as infections surge

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “India delays big exports of AstraZeneca shot, including to COVAX, as infections surge” – below is their description.

    #India has put a temporary hold on all major exports of the #AstraZeneca #coronavirus shot made by the Serum Institute of India, the world’s biggest vaccine-maker, to meet domestic demand as infections rise. FRANCE 24’s Diya Gupta tells us more.

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