Prime Minister of Dominica Dr Roosevelt Skerrit on Friday congratulated the government and people of India for the successful administration of 1 billion doses COVID-19 vaccine. He also called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “work closely” with each other in order to fight back the pandemic.
While extending his gratitude, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit tweeted, “I Congratulate @narendramodi for leading India into a massive vaccination campaign and successfully administering over 1 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccines. Together, we must work closely in our fight against the global pandemic.”
Responding to the tweet of PM Roosevelt Skerrit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi retweeted, “Thank you @SkerritR for your kind words. Agree with you that we must work together in our collective fight against the pandemic. #VaccineCentury.”
In February this year, Prime Minister of Dominica Dr Roosevelt Skerrit wrote a letter to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to seek 70,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to safeguard his country and his people in the fight against the coronavirus disease.
While maintaining long-standing diplomatic relationships in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19), Dominica received 70,000 jabs of Covishield vaccines from India. These doses were added to the armoury for tackling the global pandemic. This was an exceptional diplomacy relations between India and Dominica.
According to the reports, till now, only China was the country to administer over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses. Now, India has joined China which had vaccinated the majority of the population.
India began the nationwide vaccination drives on January 16 2021. According to the union government, till now the 75% of The eligible population has taken the first shot of the covid-19 vaccine in India.