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PM Modi Says Vaccine Drive ‘Important Landmark’ As Congratulatory Messages Pour In From Lanka, Bhutan

File photograph of Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering (proper) along with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi (left).

India on Saturday launched the world’s largest vaccination drive with frontline staff who’re enjoying a vital position in combating the lethal pandemic had been inoculated first.

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  • Last Updated: January 17, 2021, 09:25 IST
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Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering congratulated their Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the landmark starting of the world’s largest coronavirus inoculation drive. In response, PM Modi thanked the scientists and frontline staff and mentioned they performed a vital position in combating the pandemic.

“ Thank you @PresRajapaksa. The tireless efforts of our scientists and frontline workers have played a crucial role in the fight against this pandemic. Fast development of vaccine and its launch is an important landmark in our joint endeavour for a healthy and disease-free world,” PM Modi tweeted.

Rajapaksa’s congratulatory tweet got here in response to the Indian High Commission’s put up on Twitter acknowledging the vaccination drive.

India on Saturday launched the world’s largest vaccination drive with frontline staff who’re enjoying a vital position in combating the lethal pandemic had been inoculated first. The vaccination comes as a silver lining after Covid-19 took greater than one million lives and livelihoods.

Bhutan Prime Minister additionally tweeted congratulating his Indian counterpart and mentioned, “I wish to congratulate PM @narendramodi and the folks of India for the landmark launch of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive in the present day. We hope it comes as a solution to pacify all of the sufferings we have now endured this pandemic,”

In his reply, PM Modi thanked Tshering for good needs. “Thank you @PMBhutan! A vaccine, which was earlier believed to be unattainable in such a short while interval has turn into a actuality due to efforts of our scientists, medical doctors and innovators,” he tweeted.

While launching the drive PM Modi reminded those that two doses of the vaccine are crucial and requested them to proceed with masks and social distancing even after receiving the jabs.

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