India today donated to Bangladesh 30 000 surgical masks and 15 000 head-covers to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
At the office, Indian High Commissioner for Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das handed the materials over to Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.
Leaders of Saarc (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), headed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held a video conference on March 15 and established the Saarc Emergency Fund to tackle the virus within a popular regional strategy.
India has already pledged $10 million, $5 million to Sri Lanka, $1.5 million to Bangladesh, $1 million each to Afghanistan and Nepal, $200,000 to Maldives and $100,000 to Bhutan.
Preparations for holding video conferences between medical professionals and other stakeholders in India and Bangladesh are also underway to suggest specific steps and share best practices to resolve them
“As a friend and neighbor, India is ready to stand up in times of struggle with Bangladesh. Working together, India, Bangladesh and other SAARC countries will resolve the extraordinary situation created by the spread of Covid19,” said a statement by the High Commission of India in Dhaka.