Yesterday Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed a strong joint strategy to prevent the coronavirus threat in the region for SAARC countries.
He said he would like to propose to chalk out a strong strategy to fight coronavirus in SAARC nations. We could discuss, via video conferencing, ways to keep our citizens healthy,” Modi said in a series of posts on his official Twitter handle.
Together, we will give an example to the world and lead to a safer earth, “he said in his message.” Our earth is grappling with COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, “said the Prime Minister of India. Governments and individuals at different rates are doing their hardest to counter it.
“South Asia, host to a huge number of the world’s population, will leave no stone unturned to ensure that our people are safe,” he said.
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is comprised of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and the Maldives.
India has already registered 75 positive cases and one death from the virus, our New Delhi correspondent says.
Approximately 1,500 individuals who come into touch with 75 coronavirus-infected people are under surveillance, although more than 30,000 citizens around the country are under population surveillance, our correspondent also reports citing officials from the Indian Ministry of Health.