Toronto: After India sent 5,00,000 doses of the COVID-19 Covishield vaccine to Canada, billboards with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been put up in the Greater Toronto area to thank him. The billboards which have been put up, read, “Thank you India and PM Modi for providing Covid vaccines to Canada. Long live Canada-India friendship”.
Earlier, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had appreciated the support and partnership provided by India in fighting COVID-19 and helping secure coronavirus vaccine doses for the people of Canada, soon after approving COVISHIELD.
In a media briefing, Trudeau had said, “This morning, Health Canada authorized the AstraZeneca Oxford COVID-19 vaccine as well as the Serum Institute of India’s version COVISHIELD. We now have a safe and third vaccine independently approved by health experts in Canada. This is very encouraging news, which means more people would be vaccinated soon.”