A bag containing over 1700 doses of COVID-19 vaccine was returned by a thief on Thursday in Haryana’s Jind with a note saying he had no idea about the bag’s contents while stealing it, reported NDTV.
“Sorry, I didn’t know it was medicines for corona,” the thief wrote in Hindi in the note attached to the returned bag full of Covishield and Covaxin doses. The thief left the bag at a tea stall outside Jind Civil Lines Police Station around noon.
As per the reports, the thief is being tracked by the police, and a case has been filed in connection with the theft from the Jind General Hospital’s storeroom. The police suspect the thief may have stolen the vaccines mistaking them to be the anti-viral drug Remdesivir.
Meanwhile, India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination drive to include those above 18 from 1 May. India has recorded 332,730 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest single-day count in any country so far.
The surge in COVID-19 cases has forced many states and Union Territories to impose fresh restrictions to curb the spread of the virus. Many videos and photographs are doing rounds on social media wherein COVID-19 patients are dying due to the unavailability of medical oxygen or beds.
The healthcare sector in the country has been badly hit due to the deadlier second wave of the pandemic.