On Wednesday Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on a high-level US visit, and at a meeting at Global COVID-19 Summit, Modi asked for mutual recognition of vaccine certificates.
Prime Minister Modi said “We also need to focus on addressing the pandemic’s economic effects. To end that, international travel should be made easier, through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates. As newer Indian vaccines get developed, we are also ramping up the production capacity of existing vaccines. As our production increases, we will be able to resume vaccine supplies to others too and for this, the supply chains of raw materials must be kept open.”
Currently, the world’s largest vaccination campaign is being run by India and about 25 million people got vaccinated on a single day. Over 800 million vaccine doses have been delivered at the grassroots level healthcare system and now more than 200 million Indians are completely vaccinated. Focusing on the economic effects of the pandemic we should make international travel easier through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates.
“Earlier this year vaccine production has been shared by India to 95 other countries, along with the UN as peacekeepers. The world has also stood with India at the time when India was going through the COVID-19 second wave, for all that solidarity and support extended to India, I thank you all,” said PM Modi addressing the pandemic’s economic effects.