The world continues to battle with the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, as some nations have produced effective vaccines for the same. Meanwhile, India has done the same, and besides helping itself, it is also helping other fellow countries by supplying the vaccines.

India has also extended its hand of help to the Caribbean, as it has recently helped Jamaica with 50,000 doses of the vaccines. On the same note, Jamaican and Windies all-rounder Andre Russell has thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the same.

In an official video by the Indian embassy in Jamaica, Russell thanked Modi, besides expressing Jamaica's excitement. "I just want to say a big, big, big thank you to Prime Minister Modi and the India High Commission. The vaccines are here and we are excited. I would love to see the world going back to normal. Jamaica people really appreciate it and just to show that we are more than close, India and Jamaica are now brothers. I appreciate it and stay safe over there. Peace," he said.


Russell is famous for being an explosive batsman, besides being a decent-paced bowler and is often compared to India's Hardik Pandya. He is pretty popular in the Indian Premier League, where he plays for Kolkata Knight Riders.

As for the vaccine situation, the ones produced by India have been nearly supplied to 70 countries. Besides, the Ministry of External Affairs has said the new requests for the same keep coming from other countries, as India is working hard to help as much as possible.

In contrast, it has already supplied 60 million doses of the same so far. India has two locally produced vaccines: Covaxin by Bharat Biotech and Covishield by Serum Institute of India.