Covishield or Covaxine… Before going to England for WTC Finals, what vaccine will Team India think of and why? Learn
Team India has been announced for the ICC World Test Championship final and the 5 match test series against England. For these two missions, Indian selectors have placed bets on a total of 24 players. 4 players will be standby out of two dozen players. All these players will also be given Corona Vaccine before the departure of England. There are two types of Corona vaccines in India - one is Covaxine and the other is Covishield. But, India will be given a dose of KoviShield, which has a specific reason behind it.
Team India going to England will talk about Corona vaccination. But, before that, understand the Quarantine protocol of England. England has placed India in the red list. Apart from this, Indian players will have to stay in Quarantine for 14 days upon reaching there. However, BCCI is trying to get a little relaxation in this strict quarantine and it should be 7 days instead of 14 days. The Indian Board argues that since the players have lived in biobubble in India. In such a situation, by getting a 7-day quarantine in England, there will be more time to dissolve in the atmosphere there.
WTC insists on practice 10 days before finals
Team India will try to practice for 10 days before landing in the final of the World Test Championship. This is also important because the team from which to play the WTC finals, the team will already be playing the Test series there. New Zealand's team is going to play a series of 2 Test matches from England from 2 June. Prior to this series, she will also play a 4-day practice match from 25 May. This is the reason why India is eager to emphasize more and more practice by reducing its quarantine time.
Shikhar Dhawan has taken the first dose of Corona vaccine among the Indian players going to England. Before going on a tour of England, all Indian players must take the Corona vaccine dose. It is reported that England has asked all the Indian players on tour to take a dose of KoviShield.
This is the reason for taking Coveyshield
Now the question is why is Kovishield only? Why not covaxine? So that is because the Kovshield made by Pune Serum Institute of Oxford University in England - AstraZeneca is the Indian name. A BCCI official also told Insidesports that, "Our players have been advised to take Coveyshield in India as it is based on the AstraZeneca formulas of England."