West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell has thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending 50,000 Covid-19 vaccines to Jamaica. Russell could be seen thanking the Indian Prime Minister in a video posted by the official Twitter handle of India in Jamaica on Wednesday.
“I just want to say a big, big, big thank you to Prime Minister Modi and the India High Commission. The vaccines are here and we are excited. I would love to see the world going back to normal. Jamaica people really appreciate it and just to show that we are more than close, India and Jamaica are now brothers. I appreciate it and stay safe over there. Peace,” Russell said in a video posted on Wednesday by the official Twitter handle of India in Jamaica.
Earlier this month, Jamaica had also expressed gratitude towards India for sending Vaccines amidst the tough times. Jamaica Prime Minister, Andrew Holness took to his Twitter and thanked the Government of India for their wonderful act. The Made in Vaccines landed on 8th March 2021 in Jamaica.
” I am extremely pleased to report that yesterday afternoon, we received our first shipment of 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine donated by the Government of India. We express our deep appreciation to the Government and people of India for this very much-needed support.”
Several other West Indian cricketers such as Viv Richards, Richie Richardson, Jimmy Adams and Ramnaresh Sarwan thanked PM Modi for supplying Covid-19 vaccines under the Vaccine Maitri initiative. In March, Antigua and Barbuda received 1,75,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of which 40,000 were donated to the country by India.