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Dhaka Tribune

PM Hasina greets Modi as India administers 1 billion Covid jabs

Update : 24 Oct 2021, 03:11 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday congratulated her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on achieving the historic milestone of administering one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses on October 21, 2021 by his government.

In a message to Modi, Sheikh Hasina called this as a remarkable success achieved in dealing with the damages that the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted on humankind.

Sheikh Hasina said it is a major step towards the path of recovery and normalcy for India as well as the region.

She also informed Modi that her government has also been carrying out a mass vaccination program in Bangladesh as over 60 million people have been vaccinated using jabs collected from multiple sources.

She reiterated that India has been an important source of Covid-19 vaccines for Bangladesh from the very beginning of the vaccination program and conveyed thanks to the government of India for resuming export of the Covishield vaccine, hoping that it will continue uninterrupted in the days to come.

She expressed her firm belief in continuing to work together with India to save the people of this region from the scourge of Covid-19 and counter the multifarious adverse fallouts of the pandemic.

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