Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's comments came following India’s support to several other countries by providing COVID-19 vaccines Credit: Twitter image

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the continued support in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The WHO chief tweeted, “Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi for your continued support to the global COVID-19 response. Only if we #ACTogether, including sharing of knowledge, can we stop this virus and save lives and livelihoods.”

WHO Chief’s comments came following India’s support to several other countries by providing COVID-19 vaccines.

Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Brazil, Saudi Arabia are few countries who have received millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine from India.

Earlier on Friday, around 20 lakh contracted doses of the Made in India coronavirus vaccines reached Brazil, following which the Brazilian President, Jair M Bolsonaro, took to his official Twitter account and thanked PM Narendra Modi depicting Lord Hanuman Ji with a Sanjeevani herb.

Bolsonaro tweeted, “Brazil feels honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts. Thank you for assisting us with the vaccine exports from India to Brazil. Dhanyavaad! धनयवाद.”

The country has undertaken contractual supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to countries like Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Morocco and Myanmar, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday.

Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives have got over 3.2 million doses in total from India. Mauritius, Myanmar and Seychelles will follow, and Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are the next countries on the list.

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