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The first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines, Covishield reached in Gujarat on Tuesday, hours after they were dispatched from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) in Maharashtra.
A health worker displays for media a box containing COVID-19 vaccine inside a cold storage at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel visited the Ahmedabad airport today and dubbed the vaccine arrival as the “much-awaited moment”. He was accompanied with Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja.
Patel while talking to the reporters said, “We have received 2.76 lakhs doses of the coronavirus vaccine today. People have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this vaccine and it has finally arrived.
He said these doses are meant for Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bhavnagar sectors.