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Make sure Covaxin is accepted globally, people facing travel restrictions: Mamata al Centro | India News


KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged the Center to take immediate steps to ensure that people vaccinated with Covaxin are not restricted from traveling to foreign countries.
Speaking to reporters from the Nabanna state secretariat, Banerjee claimed that Covaxin has also created problems with neighboring Bangladesh and Brazil.
“Covaxin has not been authorized by foreign countries and is not accepted there. Several students, who aspire to higher studies abroad, have difficulty traveling because they have taken the doses of Covaxin,” he said.
“Covaxin is the brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has even created problems with Brazil and Bangladesh,” Banerjee said.
The prime minister said that those who have taken doses of Covishield face no problem.
“Get Covaxin immediately authenticated by the World Health Organization (WHO) or take other steps to get Covaxin accepted around the world,” he said.
Banerjee also asked Chief Secretary HK Dwidevi to write to the Union’s health secretary and cabinet secretary about the matter.
He said his government acquired and provided doses of Covishield to the people of the state.
Most countries seek complete vaccination certificates from visitors to allow them entry.

Times of India