Opening of the stars in the West Indies Chris Gale on Friday thanked Prime Minister Narenda Modi for donating the COVID-19 vaccine to Jamaica. India has donated 5,000,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to the island nation.
“Prime Minister Modi, the Government of India and the people of India, I want to thank everyone for your donation of the vaccine to Jamaica. We appreciate it,” Chris Gale said in a video.
Earlier, Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, thanked the Indian government for the generous donation, although it “continues to fight its own public health crises caused by the pandemic.”
“Our success is partly determined by our ability to cooperate and support each other to fill the gaps, while striving to protect the best possible health outcomes for our people affected by this threat. “We rely on the public health system and the partnerships we have established to make this possible,” he said.
The Universal Representative of the West Indies, Andre Russell, had also issued a video message thanking Prime Minister Modi for the donation.
“I just want to say a big, big, big thank you to Prime Minister Modi and the Indian High Commission. The vaccines are here and we are excited. I would like to see the world return to normal. The people of Jamaica really appreciate it and just to show that “We are more than close, India and Jamaica are already brothers. I appreciate that and stay safe there. Peace,” he said.
The video was shared by the Indian Embassy in Jamaica.
Chris Gale and Andre Russell are among the many West Indies players who will be coming to India for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. 2021 IPL is set to begin on April 9, with defensive champions the Mumbai Indians facing the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.
While Chris Gale represents the Punjabi Kings in the IPL, Andre Russell appears for the Knights of Kolkata.