Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world Monday – CBC

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Sep 20, 2021

India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, will resume exports and donations of surplus coronavirus vaccines in October, after halting them during a devastating surge in domestic infections in April, the health minister said Monday.

Mansukh Mandaviya said the surplus vaccines will be used to fulfil India’s “commitment toward the world for the collective fight against COVID-19,” but noted that vaccinating people in India will remain the government’s “topmost priority.”

India was expected to be a key supplier for the world and for the UN-backed initiative aimed at vaccine equity known as COVAX. It began exporting doses in January, but stopped doing so to inoculate its own population during a massive surge in infections in April that pushed India’s health system to the breaking point.

The halt in exports left many developing countries without adequate supplies and delayed vaccines for millions of people.

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