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PM Modi thanks Australian counterpart Morrison for Covaxin's recognition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison for the recognition of Covaxin, India's indigenous vaccine against COVID-19

Coronavirus | Narendra Modi | Scott Morrison

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister on Monday thanked his Australian counterpart for the recognition of Covaxin, India's indigenous vaccine against COVID-19, and said it was a step forward in the post-pandemic partnership between the two countries.

Australia's medicines and medical devices regulator on Monday formally recognised India's Covaxin, as the country's border was reopened for the first time in nearly 20 months.

"I thank my dear friend @ScottMorrisonMP for Australia's recognition of India's COVAXIN. It is an important step forward in the post-COVID partnership between India and Australia," Modi tweeted.

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and AstraZeneca and Oxford University's Covishield are the two widely used vaccines in India.

Australia has already recognised Covishield.

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First Published: Mon, November 01 2021. 21:09 IST