President Ram Nath Kovind got inoculated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Delhi’s RR Hospital on Wednesday.
Kovind now joined the rank of statesmen and politicians who have gotten vaccinated since the second phase of vaccination started on March 1.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had flagged off the second phase on March 1 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He was administered the indigenous Covaxin.
Among the group of G20 countries, Modi is the ninth leader to be inoculated. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the first leader to get vaccinated on live television followed by American President Joe Biden.
Almost half the total number of MP’s in India are eligible for vaccination and are expected to get inoculated before the Parliament resumes on March 8. Amongst the total 777 MPs in this country, some 366 are above the age of 60.