He used the moment to encourage people to take the vaccine, saying it would prevent “some serious problems”.
“This injection is very useful,” said the 85-year-old leader of Tibetan Buddhism. In video message After vaccination, it shows that he hopes his example will inspire more people to “dare” to vaccinate themselves for “greater benefit”.
The Dalai Lama was shot in a hospital in Dharamshala, Which has served as the headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile for more than 50 years following a failed uprising against Chinese rule.
India has hosted Tibetan refugees Since the Dalai Lama’s exodus in 1959, On the condition that they do not oppose the Chinese government against the Indian government. China considers Tibetan leader A dangerous separatist, A claim that he denies.
Video The spiritual leader was taken to the hospital and his followers, who were masked, wrapped on either side of the road, folded hands and shaking their heads.
An officer of the hospital, Dr. GD Gupta, where the shot was operated, said the spiritual leader “volunteered to come to the hospital” and 10 others living in his residence also received the Covishield vaccine, which was developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford. Produced by the University and Serum Institute of India.
As of Saturday, India has the third highest number of virus deaths in the world, with more than 11.1 million confirmed cases and 157,656 deaths after the United States and Brazil. According to a New York Times database. India Launched Countrywide Immunization Campaign With health care and border activists in mid-January.
The country recently expanded eligibility for older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk, but its ambitious drive to vaccinate its vast population has been slow.