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India donates Vaccines to Rihanna’s Home Country

India donates Vaccine
Salifa Magnan, Seychellles News Agency, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

India is making efforts to circulate the Oxford Astrazeneca Corona-virus vaccine both within the country and also across the border. There are about 152 countries in India’s list that have requested the nation to donate the vaccines for their citizens. India is planning to export about 16 million doses of the vaccine by March to at least 60 of these countries. The recent export was done to Barbados, the native country of Pop Singer Rihanna.


The Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley, requested the Indian Prime Minister donate the corona vaccine for the Caribbean Nation. Addressing that plea with actions, India has recently shipped the vaccines to Barbados. The Oxford vaccines have been cleared for use and they will be soon administered to people of that country in accordance with the guidelines given. 


Recently, Pop Singer Rihanna tweeted about the on-going farmer protests in India and that drew the attention of several netizens. Rihanna has about 100 million followers on her Twitter account. “Why are we not talking about this?” - read the tweet which also had a reference to the news that India was restricting Internet services in the Capital.  The Indian Government released an official statement asking foreign celebrities to not interfere with the internal matters of the country and that they were capable of solving the issue on their own.


Ignoring Rihanna’s statements, the country hipped vaccines to her home country. The Prime Minister of Barbados released a statement, thanking Indians for their generous help. Her official statement read - “On behalf of my government and people, I wish you to express gratitude to you, your government, and the people of the Republic of India for the most generous donation of the Covishield vaccine”


The Ministry of Health and Wellness along with the Chief Medical Officer of Barbados, both have approved that the vaccine can be comfortably used in the nation. All the required arrangements are being made to administer the doses to the neediest, in the beginning, to curb down the spread. Ignoring Rihanna’s quite volatile comments, the nation extended the helping hand after the Barbados Prime minister wrote a letter to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. 

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