Colombo Sri Lanka on Tuesday thanked India for sending five lakh doses of Corona virus vaccine. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa told the cabinet that the Indian High Commission in Colombo has informed that India will send a dose of 5 lakh corona vaccines to Sri Lanka which will reach the island nation by 28 January.
A press release of the Cabinet said, “The Cabinet has decided to express appreciation and solidarity on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka in this context.” India started its nationwide Kovid-19 vaccination campaign on 16 January. Sri Lanka will be the eighth country to receive the Kovid-19 vaccine as a gift from India.
India sent help to neighboring countries
As part of its policy of “Neighbors First”, Kovid has provided vaccine to the seven countries of the region as grant-in-aid. The list of these countries includes Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles, Afghanistan and Mauritius. With this, India has sent nearly 2 million corona vaccines, extending its helping hand towards Brazil.
More than 10 million infected nationwide
Explain that till date one crore 6 lakh 76 thousand 838 people have been found infected with the corona virus. At the same time, over one crore 3 lakh 45 thousand corona infected in the country have recovered and gone to their homes. At present, more than one lakh 77 thousand infected people are being treated with Corona infection. At the same time, one lakh 53 thousand 587 people have died due to corona infection.
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