India Opposes Vaccine Passports at G7 Meet : “Hugely Discriminatory”

With little over 3 per cent of its population fully vaccinated, India has firmly opposed the adoption of COVID-19 vaccine passports at the G7 meeting of health ministers , saying that such an initiative could prove to be “hugely discriminatory”.Mr.Harsh Vardhan, addressing the meeting of his counterparts from seven wealthy nations – to which India was invited this year as a guest – raised concerns about the availability of vaccines “At this stage of [the] pandemic, it is pertinent to also discuss about India’s concern over the idea of a vaccine passport. Considering the fact of lower levels of vaccination in developing countries in contrast to the developed countries and still unaddressed issues related to equitable and affordable access he said.

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