The issue of segregation of people who came to the UK after receiving the Covishield vaccine in India was raised by Foreign Minister S.K. Jaishankar attended a discussion with his counterpart Elizabeth Truss.
Jaishankar arrived here on Monday for a UN General Assembly meeting. After arriving here, he held bilateral talks with Norwegian Foreign Minister Erickson Sorid, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein and British Foreign Secretary Truss.
Jaishankar said that he had met the British Foreign Secretary and discussed the program plan till 2030. Britain has cooperated well with India in trade. Jaishankar discussed with Truss the issue of segregation of people currently traveling to the UK from India and receiving the Covishield vaccine.
The UK has recently announced that passengers who have been vaccinated with covishield and who have come to the UK from India will be segregated and deemed to have not been vaccinated. In fact, the Kovishield vaccine was developed by the Serum Institute in collaboration with Oxford-AstraZeneca in India, and Indians who have been vaccinated with the Kovishield vaccine will have to stay in isolation for ten days. In addition, Indian passengers will have to undergo PCR testing. India is not included in the list of countries whose vaccines are approved in Britain. Therefore, Indian passengers will have to undergo PCR test even after taking Covishield vaccine and after that they will have to live in isolation.
The UK has said it will consider recognizing Kovid lashi in India. The new rules are effective from next month and do not currently recognize vaccines in India.
New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringala has said that the decision of the British government to segregate and not allow the vaccination of covishield vaccines from India is a step in the right direction. He said Britain’s policy of not recognizing the Covishield vaccine in India was a matter of concern and would adversely affect citizens traveling from India to the UK.