Bill Gates hails India's leadership in scientific innovation, vaccine manufacturing

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Published: January 5,2021 12:13 PM
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January 5, 2021: US business magnate, philanthropist, and co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates on Tuesday applauded India's effort in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

January 5, 2021: US business magnate, philanthropist, and co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates on Tuesday applauded India's effort in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.



He also hailed India's leadership in scientific innovation and vaccine manufacturing capability.



"It's great to see India's leadership in scientific innovation and vaccine manufacturing capability as the world works to end the COVID-19 pandemic," he tweeted, tagging PMO India in the post.



The Microsoft founder had previously written to PM Modi hailing the Indian government's utilisation of "its exceptional digital capabilities in its COVID-19 response and launched the Aarogya Setu digital app for coronavirus tracking, contact tracing, and to connect people to health services."



"We commend your leadership and the proactive measures you and your government have taken to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 infection rate in India, such as adopting a national lockdown, expanding focused testing to identify hot spots for isolation, quarantining, and care, and significantly increasing health expenditures to strengthen the health system response and promote R&D and digital innovation," Gates had written in April 2020.



 


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