NEW DELHI – India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that economic growth was getting a boost from rising vaccinations across the country and urged citizens to purchase locally manufactured products over the upcoming festive season.
Modi called for vigilance against COVID-19 and recommended wearing masks during festivals.
India’s immunisation campaign hit a milestone of 1 billion vaccinations on Thursday. The country has covered three-quarters of its 944 million adults with at least one dose but only 31% with two.
(Reporting by New Delhi and Bengaluru bureaux; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)