India orders 300 million unapproved Covid jab amid devastating second wave.
India government has confirmed of the order of the unnamed vaccine in Phase 3 trials and had shown promising results in the two phases . The vaccine is from an Indian firm Biological E.
This comes as the country struggles to speed up its lagging vaccine drive.
Although Covid cases have been dropping, India has still been recording more than 100,000 cases daily. It has recorded more than 340,000 deaths so far.
India has administered just over 220 million jabs so far although much of its 1.4 billion population is eligible for the vaccine. Less than 10% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, largely because of the shortage of the jabs.
Compared to the single order from Biological E for 300 million doses, India brought about 350 million from Covishield and Covaxin between January and May.
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