Geneva: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised India’s efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and thanked PM Modi for “supporting” vaccine equity. He also urged other countries to follow India’s example.
On his official Twitter handle, he said, “Thanks, India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for supporting vaccine equity. Your commitment to COVAX and sharing COVID-19 vaccine doses is helping 60+ countries start vaccinating their health workers and other priority groups. I hope other countries will follow your example.”
Thanks ?? & Prime Minister @narendramodi for supporting #VaccinEquity. Your commitment to #COVAX and sharing #COVID19 vaccine doses is helping 60+ countries start vaccinating their #healthworkers and other priority groups. I hope other countries will follow your example.
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 25, 2021
Earlier in January, the WHO director-general praised India and PM Modi: “Thank you, India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for your continued support to the global COVID-19 response. Only if we #ACTogether, including sharing of knowledge, can we stop this virus and save lives and livelihoods,” Tedros tweeted.