As India kickstarted world’s largest vaccination drive in opposition to coronavirus over the weekend, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he’s hopeful that the nation will grow to be COVID-19 free.

The Medicine Controller Common of India (DCGI) had earlier this month accepted Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covidshield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use within the nation, paving the best way for an enormous inoculation drive.

The 78-year-old actor on Sunday mentioned folks of India will get rid of coronavirus from the nation like polio.

“It was a proud second after we made India polio free; it shall be simply as proud a second after we make India COVID-19 free #LargestVaccineDrive @MoHFW_India @UNICEFIndia #largestVaccinationdrive JAI HIND,” Bachchan, who was the UNICEF goodwill ambassador for the polio eradication marketing campaign in India, posted on Twitter.

The Gulabo Sitabo star fronted UNICEF’s marketing campaign until the nation turned polio free in 2014.

Bachchan was additionally roped in by the central authorities to make folks conscious of preventive measures to struggle COVID-19 by way of a caller tune.

The actor, who examined optimistic for the virus in July final 12 months and recovered in over two weeks, has been actively spreading the phrase on coronavirus on social media for the reason that pandemic hit the nation.

Bachchan has additionally been supporting and selling campaigns associated to tuberculosis-free India, childhood immunisation and Clear India.


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