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India playing leading role in development of COVID vaccine, says WHO COVID 19 India
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India playing leading role in development of COVID vaccine, says WHO

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Aug 2020, 06:17 pm

Geneva/UNI: WHO Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director Dr Michael Ryan on Monday said that India is playing a leading role in the development of potential vaccine candidate and also producing potential anti-COVID drugs.

"So overall India is making a strong contribution on the international face", the WHO official said during a media briefing on COVID-19.

The spurt in cases, according to Dr Ryan, owed to the massive country size and population. "India has very high number of cases. But I think we should obviously see the number of cases in India today against the backdrop of the country;s size and massive population of 1.3 billion people", he said.