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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is set to receive the go-ahead from the government on Friday to collect two million doses of Serum Institute’s (SII) Covishield vaccine, two weeks after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their “urgent” clearance, sources confirmed to an Indian newspaper.

The consignment, which was due to be collected by a special Brazilian plane last week, was delayed as the Indian government had not yet finalised its plans for exports of Indian-made vaccines.

The delay had led to a flurry of messages from Brazil, and External Affairs Minister S . . .

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