India offers to vaccinate Pakistani diplomats
Officials say Pakistan is considering the offer made by the Indian foreign ministry and will respond to it at an appropriate time.
The All India Drug Action Network (AIDAN), an independent watchdog, led a chorus of concern from experts saying it was "shocked" and "baffled" by the emergency approval of Covaxin.
India has been hit hard by the virus, logging the second-highest number of Covid-19 infections globally with more than 10.5 million cases, and over 150,000 deaths -- behind only the United States and Brazil.
But it also gave "emergency approval" to Covaxin, developed in India by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research, even though phase 3 human trials were yet to be completed.
Authorities stated -- without releasing supporting data -- that Covaxin might work better against new Covid-19 strains than other vaccines that use different technologies.