Originally published by RT.com.
India has administered more than 500 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines during its mass-inoculation drive, with the proportion of people in the country who have received at least one dose approaching the 30% mark.
The half-a-billion-dose milestone was reached by India on Friday, the latest official statistics show.
The impressive figure was achieved on the 203rd day of the nationwide mass-vaccination campaign, launched on January 16, and has been lauded by the country’s top officials.
“India’s fight against Covid-19 receives a strong impetus. Vaccination numbers cross the 500,000,000-mark. We hope to build on these numbers and ensure our citizens are vaccinated,” India’s PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
The figure might be massive in absolute terms, but the country still has a long way to go to vaccinate all of its 1.36-billion population. So far, only about 8% of Indians have been inoculated, while just over 28% of the country’s citizens have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine.
This post was originally published by RT.com.