Coronavirus: PM Modi offers $10 million for new fund at SAARC virtual meet

Updated on Mar 15, 2020 10:10 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in a video conference of SAARC leaders over the issue of Coronavirus pandemic. Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan; Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of Maldives; Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka; Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh; KP Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal; Lotay Tshering, Prime Minister of Bhutan; and Zafar Mirza, Minister of State for Health, Pakistan, were a part of the virtual meeting. All the leaders suggested region-wide measures to curb the incidence of Coronavirus infection. PM Modi also pitched a special Covid-19 fund, for which he offered $10 million as India's contribution.

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