India crossed two crore Covid vaccinations in a day for the first time today as the government raced to deliver a record on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. The government had set out with a target of 2.5 crore vaccinations.
The one crore-mark was crossed by the afternoon, after which ministers and BJP leaders put out tweets urging more to get their shots.
“On PM @Narendra Modi Ji”s birthday, till 1:30 pm, the country has crossed the mark of 1 crore vaccines, the fastest so far, and we are continuously moving forward. I believe that today we will all make a new record of vaccination and give it as a gift to the prime minister,” Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted with the hashtags “VaccineSeva” and “HappyBdayModiji”.