India has gone and slammed the UK’s decision that was currently made. It was done in order to protect the United Kingdom as per the records but this had upset India a lot. The rules are mostly travel guidelines that the UK had put out.
It is said that the Indians have been excluded from this new set of travel guidelines which had prompt the statement from the government of India saying that this was a discriminatory move and that there would be reciprocal measures taken.
The British government had passed the law that from the next month the fully Vaccinated people who are traveling from other countries to England will not have to spend days in quarantine upon arrival. However, they have excluded Indians from this rule.
This means that even if a fully vaccinated Indian goes to England as a traveler then also they have to stay in quarantine for a few days upon the arrival. Thus this statement had lead to serious talks from the Indian government who are calling this act discrimination.
The problem is that the vaccine in India is from Oxford University but they are manufacturing it locally in India by the serum team. This vaccine is approved by the World Health Organization as to be used because of emergency measures.
“The basic issue that we are facing here is that a vaccine, Covishield, which is known as a licensed product of a United Airlines company, however being manufactured in India,” said Harsh V Shringla who is India’s foreign secretary on Tuesday. “We have supplied 5 million doses to the United Kingdom at the request of the government.”
“Therefore when it was said that there was a non-recognition of Covishield, it is seen as a discriminatory policy,” he added. What happens now is yet to be seen. Only time will tell us what the future holds.