Israel, U.S. Among Countries to Congratulate India For Crossing Milestone of One Billion Covid Vaccinations

India just reached the milestone of one million vaccine doses administered, nine months after launching what it called the "world's biggest vaccination drive."

On Thursday, India reached the major milestone of administering one billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, just nine months after the country launched the “world’s biggest vaccination drive.” 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country had “scripted history.” 

Around 75 percent of all adults in India have received their first dose of the vaccine, and approximately 31 percent have received both doses.

The Israeli Prime Minister and United States Embassy are among several countries that have reached out to congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the feat. Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba tweeted his congratulations and his hopes that the achievement will provide a “massive boost in ensuring safety in the neighbourhood and beyond.”

Bill Gates even reached out on Twitter to congratulate PM Modi, saying the milestone is “a testament to India’s innovation, ability to manufacture at scale, and the efforts of millions of health workers.”

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