Guwahati News Desk: West Indies Cricketer Chris Gayle thanked Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for providing free Made-in-India vaccines to Jamaica under the Vaccine Maitri initiative.
The Made-in-India vaccines have arrived in Jamaica last week as the Vaccine Maitri initiative aimed to assist countries to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cricketer Chris Gayle said, “Honourable Prime Minister Modi, people of India and Government of India, I want to thank you for the donation of vaccine to Jamaica. We appreciate it, thank you so much. India I will be seeing you soon and thanks once again,” in a video posted on Twitter Friday by officials on Twitter.
Jamaica received 50,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines from India as the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness said, “I am extremely pleased that Government of India donated 50,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to our country as we express our deep appreciation of the government and the people of India for showing support in the pandemic.”
Formers West Indies cricketers Vivian Richards, Richie Richardson, Jimmy Adams, and Ramnaresh Sarwan also thanked India and PM Modi for helping out Caribbean nations by providing vaccines under the Vaccine Maitri initiative.
In March Antigua and Barbuda received 1,75,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines by India.