WHO praises India’s action and resolve to end COVID-19 pandemic

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@WHO
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@WHO

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday praised India's action and resolve to end the COVID-19 pandemic as the largest vaccine producer of the world.

"#India continues to take decisive action and demonstrate its resolve to end #COVID19 pandemic. As the world's largest vaccine producer it's well placed to do so," he tweeted.

He also praised the efforts of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against the pandemic. 

"If we #ACTogether, we can ensure effective and safe vaccines are used to protect the most vulnerable everywhere @narendramodi", he wrote on the social media platform.

India also came in for praise from Bill Gates. 

"It's great to see India's leadership in scientific innovation and vaccine manufacturing capability as the world works to end the COVID-19 pandemic," tweeted Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

India has one of the largest vaccine manufacturing capacities, including the largest vaccine producer - Serum Institute of India. The country has also received authorisation to mass-produce the AstraZeneca, Novavax and Gamaleya Research Institute vaccines.

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