Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with 3 teams working on developing and manufacturing vaccine for COVID-19 on November 30. These teams were from Pune's Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd, Hyderabad's Biological E Ltd and Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. The event was held through video conferencing. The PM appreciated efforts being taken by the scientists of these companies who are working tirelessly to come out with a vaccine solution to tackle COVID-19.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on November 30, informed that a COVID-19 vaccine will be provided in first 3-4 months of next year. "In the first 3-4 months of next year, there is a possibility that we will be able to provide vaccine to the people of the country. By July-August, we have a plan to provide vaccines to around 25-30 crore people and we are preparing accordingly." He further said, "I would like to request everyone to remember and follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour like wearing masks and following social distancing. These are important for health."