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Chris Gayle expresses gratitude to PM Modi as Jamaica will get India’s COVID-19 vaccine present

West Indies cricketer and ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for offering COVID-19 vaccines to Jamaica. The Caribbean area obtained 20,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines from India on March 11 as part of the latter’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ geared toward serving to nations internationally cope with the pandemic. In a video posted by the Excessive Fee of India in Jamaica, Chris Gayle thanked PM Modi and the Authorities of India for extending assist by way of vaccines to the Caribbean area. The Universe Boss additionally had a message for his followers in India and introduced that he can be seeing them very quickly. 

Chris Gayle thanks PM Modi 

Earlier, former West Indies cricketers together with Sir Vivian Richards thanked the Indian authorities for aiding the Caribbean area by way of its mega initiative to offer vaccines. Sir Richards thanked PM Modi for his ‘form generosity’ and the ‘fantastic contribution’ of ‘Made in India’ vaccines on behalf of the individuals of Antigua and Barbuda. Jamaican cricketer Jimmy Adams mentioned he was deeply grateful to the federal government of India as his house nation in addition to Antigua had been benefitted from the Oxford-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines. 

Earlier on March 1, India shipped half 1,000,000 COVID-19 vaccines destined for over 4 Organisation of Japanese Caribbean States (OECS) nations and Suriname. Sharing the event on Twitter, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned that the transfer got here as a part of India’s dedication to the Caribbean Neighborhood. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda thanked PM Modi for offering over 500 thousand Made in India Covishield vaccines to the nation and praised India for ‘generously and selflessly’ aiding the Caribbean of their combat towards COVID-19. 

What’s the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ programme? 

India’s Vaccine Maitri programme that began in February, goals to assist poor nations amid the worldwide pandemic. On this transient interval, the nation has delivered round 45.6 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech’s indigenous vaccine, of which 38.47 million doses had been industrial provides and seven.12 million doses had been granted to round 45 nations. Neighbouring Bangladesh turned the foremost recipient of COVID vaccines, having obtained 9 million doses thus far. Morocco emerged because the second-largest recipient with industrial provides of two million doses until February 24. Another nations that had been benefited from India’s present of vaccines embody Brazil, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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