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Indian govt should be ‘very, very proud’, says WHO amid falling cases of COVID-19
Considering the magnitude of the population…it’s something the Government of India should be very, very proud of
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday praised India for its efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The global body said that the number of infections in the country has been on the decline. “Over three months now, cases of Covid-19 in India have been consistently going down… Considering the magnitude of the population…it’s something the Government of India should be very, very proud of,” Roderico Ofrin, WHO’s India representative said.
“Bringing that diligence, discipline and vigour into their response to the vaccination campaign, we have seen it’s been so successful. Around six million were vaccinated in 22 days. It’s the fastest as we see rates of vaccination happening,” Ofrin added.
Earlier, WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had also praised India for its efforts to contain the spread of the virus. “This shows us that if we can do these simple public health solutions, we can beat the virus…With vaccines being added, we would even expect more and better outcomes,” WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had said.
According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday morning, India reported 12,923 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative count of people infected with the virus in the country to 10,871,294.