In early March, India’s Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that the country was “out of the game” of the global epidemic.
Harsh Vardhan lauded the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that his leadership was “an example to the world in terms of international co-operation”. Since January, India has also started supplying vaccine doses to foreign countries as ‘vaccine diplomacy’.
But their hopes were based on a seemingly lack of new victims.
Since the average daily infection was more than 93,000 in mid-September last year, it has been steadily declining since then to 11,000 a day. The daily death toll from the disease also dropped to less than 100 a week