World Bank president David Malpass on Saturday congratulated India on its successful vaccination campaign against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as he met Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Washington. “President Malpass congratulated Minister Sitharaman on India’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign and thanked Minister Sitharaman for India’s international role in vaccine production and distribution,” the World Bank said in a statement.
Mandaviya on Saturday said that India will cross the landmark of 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses next week. As many as “97.23 crore have been administered the first dose of Covid vaccine in the country” till Saturday evening, he said.
He added that the vaccines administered suggest about 70 per cent of the population getting at least one dose and about 30 per cent of the population has got two doses.
India’s daily COVID-19 infections are on the decline and 15,981 new cases were reported on Saturday—4 per cent of the peak of the highest daily average reported on May 9 this year. – India Today