Hyderabad: Envoys of more than 60 countries on Wednesday visited a facility of Bharat Biotech which is developing Covaxin – India`s first indigenous vaccine for coronavirus.
After landing in Hyderabad by a special Air India flight, the ambassadors and high commissioners reached the Genome Valley on the city outskirts to visit Bharat Biotech and Biological E.
The diplomats are on a day-long visit to Hyderabad to see the facilities at the two companies for developing coronavirus vaccines.
Bharat Biotech Chairman Kishna Ella gave a power-point presentation about his company and the milestones it had achieved in vaccines production. Later, the delegates were taken around the vaccine production facility.
The visit by the heads of foreign missions arranged by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is part of India`s efforts to develop partnerships for the manufacture and delivery of vaccines.
Last month, the diplomats were briefed on the vaccine trials underway in the country and efforts to manufacture and deliver the doses.