New Delhi: India has said that the UK government’s decision not to approve the Covshield vaccine is discriminatory and that it will have to adopt a similar policy if it does not address the issue immediately. Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said the UK’s new vaccine policy would adversely affect all Indians traveling to the country.
‘The Indian Foreign Minister has brought the matter to the attention of the UK Foreign Secretary. Some assurances have been received in this regard. I have been told that the matter will be resolved soon, ”Harsh Vardhan Shringla told a news conference in Delhi.
The new policy is that Indians arriving in the UK after receiving both doses of the Covshield vaccine, manufactured at the Serum Institute, will be treated as non-vaccinated and admitted to a 10-day compulsory quarantine. India has warned Britain against this.
English Summary: On UK Vaccine Policy Row, Government Warns Of “Reciprocal Measures”