Vaccination for Truckers Engaged in Cross-border Transit of Goods Prioritized
28 June 2021
India’s Ministry of External Affairs has directed states that share borders with Bangladesh to make vaccination for truckers a priority, according to a report by the Times of India. The order for vaccine prioritization covers truckers and their helpers who engage in transport of goods to Bangladesh through land ports and land customs stations.
The decision aims to ensure uninterrupted bilateral trade. According to the report, the Ministry also noted that the Government of Bangladesh has taken a similar initiative to vaccinate truckers, laborers, and helpers engaged in cross-border transit of goods.