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Brazil says flight to India for 2 mn AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines delayed

In a statement, the ministry cited "international logistical issues" for the delay

Brazil | AstraZeneca | Coronavirus Vaccine

Reuters  |  BRASILIA 

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's health ministry said on Thursday that a flight to India to seek two million off-the-shelf doses of Astrazeneca's has been pushed back a day to Friday.

In a statement, the ministry cited "international logistical issues," adding that the flight will take off from the northeastern city of Recife at 11:00 pm local time on Friday and that its return date is still to be decided.


(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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First Published: Thu, January 14 2021. 22:49 IST