The Brazilian Ministry of Health has announced that it will buy two crore corona vaccines from domestic biotech company Bharat Biotech. The agreement was signed by the country’s ministry on Thursday. The vaccine will be delivered between March and May, Bharat Biotech said. The deal is valued at about $3 Million, the ministry said in a statement. The first 80 lakh doses will be delivered in March, officials said.
The ministry said last week it had brought in new regulations to expedite the purchase of vaccines from India. There were 1,541 deaths with the corona on Thursday in Brazil. That brings the number of corona deaths in the country to 251,498.