First lot of coronavirus vaccines arrives in Delhi

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First lot of coronavirus vaccines arrives in Delhi

The vaccines were stored in temperature controlled units at the cargo terminal.

First lot of coronavirus vaccines arrives in Delhi

New Delhi: The first lot of Covishield vaccines arrived at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Tuesday morning. A Spicejet flight carrying the vaccines arrived in Delhi from Pune. The flight took off from Pune at 8.05 am and landed at Delhi at 10.15 am.

The consignment had 34 boxes which weighed 1088 kg. The vaccines were received by a team of officials from Airport Authority of India, ministry of civil aviation, health ministry, Delhi airport and Central Industrial Security Force.  

The vaccines were transported to the cargo terminal where they were stored in temperature controlled units. They will be transferred to the vaccination centres further.

As per information, the vaccines will be transported to different vaccination centres in GPS-enabled trucks amid high security. 

“During the transit at the airport, the vaccines will be kept in cool chambers where temperatures will be in between -20 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius at two cargo terminals. The terminals can handle around 5.7 millions vials a day,” an official from the airport said.