September 25, 2021, 4:34 PM

Members of the Quad Summit 2021 at USA

Members of the Quad Summit 2021 at USA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, told fellow leaders of the Quad partnership in USA that India would allow the export of 8 million (80 lakh) Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines by end of October this year.

The Quad members – Australia, India, Japan and the United States – earlier this year decided to supply a billion COVID-19 shots across Asia by the end of 2022.

However, the supply had got stalled after India, the world's largest vaccine producer, banned exports in April after facing huge COVID outbreak in the country.

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said PM Modi made the announcement of the same at the Summit in USA. Shringla added that the Quad nations, including India, would pay for the vaccines. 

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