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Neighbouring Countries Congratulate India For Historic Vaccine Launch

PM Modi launched the pan-India rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination drive on Saturday (File)

New Delhi:

Leaders from neigbouring international locations have congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the profitable launch of the vaccination drive in opposition to COVID-19 on January 16.

In a tweet, the President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa mentioned, “My heartiest congratulations to Prime Minister on the successful roll-out of the COVID19 vaccine and his generosity towards friendly neighbouring countries.”

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa additionally reacted on the identical and mentioned, “We are starting to see the beginning of the end to this devastating pandemic.”

“Congratulations PM and the Government of India on taking this very important step with this massive COVID19 vaccination drive,” he added.

Maldives additionally greeted PM Modi for the launch of the vaccination drive. Taking to Twitter, Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih mentioned, “Congratulations to PM Modi and the Indian government for its landmark program to vaccinate India’s population against COVID-19. I”m highly confident that you’ll be successful in this endeavor and that we are finally seeing an end to the COVID-19 scourge.”

Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering had congratulated PM Modi and the individuals of India for the landmark launch of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.


“We hope it comes as an answer to pacify all the sufferings we have endured this pandemic,” Bhutan PM added.

PM Modi launched the pan-India rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination drive on Saturday through video conferencing.

The Indian COVID-19 vaccine drive is billed because the world’s largest vaccination programme, overlaying all the size and breadth of the nation, the drive goals to first inoculate thousands and thousands of its healthcare and frontline staff and attain an estimated three crores individuals by the tip of its first section.

The vaccine photographs of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines had been administered at varied medical centres all throughout India on Saturday. The drive can be held each day from 9 am to five pm, besides on the times earmarked for routine immunisation programmes.

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