India celebrates landmark 1 BILLION Covid vaccinations, but millions still have yet to receive first dose — RT World News

India celebrated 1 billion Covid shots as a result of a massive effort to vavacinate the country. But, Indians still have millions to go before they get their first vaccine.

On Thursday, Prime Minister NarendraModi took to Twitter and hailed this great initiative. milestoneThis is: “India scripts history. We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise and collective spirit of (1.3 billion) Indians.”

Photos uploaded to Modi’s account on the social media platform show him at a vaccination center at a hospital in the Indian capital.

News outlet Times Now featured the historical countdown with its presenter claimingThe “super powers are all looking at India”New Delhi crossed 1 billion doses.

Mansukh Mandaviya, Health Minister saidHe will perform a song and launch an audio-visual film on Thursday at the Red Fort, New Delhi to celebrate this historic moment.

India’s vaccination campaign got off to a slow start in the middle of January, but has since seen around three-quarters of its 944 million adults receiving at least the first dose, while 31% have received two shots.

Modi’s government wants all adults to be vaccinated this year, and has even released “a song that slays vaccine hesitancy,”A video of Indians being immunized is also included.

India has so far reported 34.1 million Covid cases and over 452,000 deaths – most during the brutal second wave fueled by the Delta variant, which ran rampant through the country in April and May. However, a US-based think tank estimated that the nation’s Covid-19 death toll could be 10 times higher than reported, which the government has refuted. also available
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