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Amid third wave threats, India achieved a historic landmark in the fight against COVID-19. Today, on the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India administered two crore COVID-19 vaccines.
Union Home Minister Mansukh Mandaviya shared this news on his Twitter account. According to the Union Health Ministry, India had administered over one crore vaccines by 1:30 pm today.
As per reports, the target of two crore vaccines was achieved in near about nine hours. PM Modi congratulated healthcare workers on this achievement.
“Every Indian would be proud of today’s record vaccination numbers. I acknowledge our doctors, innovators, administrators, nurses, healthcare and all front-line workers who have toiled to make the vaccination drive a success. Let us keep boosting vaccination to defeat COVID-19,” wrote PM Modi, on Twitter.
“Our shared journey continues…there is much to be done. We will not rest till we have achieved our dream of a strong, prosperous and inclusive India…the India our freedom fighters devoted their lives for. Jai Hind!” he stated.
Reportedly, the Central government's tracker showed around 800 vaccinations per second or around 48,000 in a minute. Calling it a ‘historic day,’ experts believed that it would be an excellent resistance to the third wave of COVID-19.