Israel, U.S. Among Countries to Congratulate India For Crossing Milestone of One Billion Covid Vaccinations
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.”
India scripts history.
We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of 130 crore Indians.
Congrats India on crossing 100 crore vaccinations. Gratitude to our doctors, nurses and all those who worked to achieve this feat. #VaccineCentury
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2021
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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