International Travel Should Be Made Easier Through Mutual Recognition Of Vaccine Certificates: PM Modi At COVID-19 Summit

Focussing on the need to address the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday

Focussing on the need to address the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that international travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccine certificates.

While addressing the Global COVID-19 Summit, the Prime Minister also talked about the vaccine supply chains of raw materials that must be kept open for the production of vaccines against the disease.

“We also need to focus on addressing the pandemic’s economic effects. To that end, international travel should be made easier, through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates,” he said.

As India’s production of vaccines increases, it will be able to restart vaccine supplies to others countries said the Prime Minister.

“As newer Indian vaccines get developed, we are also ramping up production capacity of existing vaccines. As our production increases, we will be able to resume vaccine supplies to others too. For this, the supply chains of raw materials must be kept open,” he said.

Noting that India has always seen humanity as one family, he said India’s pharmaceutical industry has produced cost-effective diagnostic kits, drugs, medical devices and PPE kits.

“These are providing affordable options to many developing countries,” he said.

While India shared its vaccine production, the world also stood with the country when faced the second wave of COVID-19, said PM Modi.

“Earlier this year, we shared our vaccine production with 95 other countries, and with UN peacekeepers. And, like a family, the world also stood with India when we were going through a second wave. For the solidarity and support extended to India, I thank you all,” he said.

The Prime Minister said India is now running the world’s largest vaccination campaign and recalled that about 25 million were vaccinated on a single day.

“Recently, we vaccinated about 25 million people on a single day. Our grassroots-level healthcare system has delivered over 800 million vaccine doses so far. Over 200 million Indians are now fully vaccinated,” he said.

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