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    Modi Invites Innovative Ideas To Check Coronavirus, Lauds Healthcare Professionals

    Modi proposed the creation of a COVID-19 Emergency Fund based on voluntary contributions from all the countries, with India making an initial offer of US $10 million for the fund

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to share technology-driven solutions for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on MyGovIndia, the citizen engagement platform of the Government of India.

    In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Harnessing innovation for a healthier planet. A lot of people have been sharing technology-driven solutions for COVID-19. I would urge them to share them on @mygovindia. These efforts can help many.” 

    Modi also lauded the efforts of the health staff in combating the spread of COVID-19. “Our doctors, nurses, healthcare workers are putting great efforts. They are out there, helping people. We will always cherish their contribution. #IndiaFightsCorona,” he said in one of his tweets.

    “Many people are highlighting different aspects of how India is combating Covid-19. This is boosting the morale of all those doctors, nurses, municipal workers, airport staff and all other remarkable people at the forefront of fighting Covid-19. #IndiaFightsCorona,” he tweeted.

    Prime Minister Modi and the leaders of eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations spoke to each other through video conference on Match 15th,2020, to chalk out a joint strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

    Modi proposed the creation of a COVID-19 Emergency Fund based on voluntary contributions from all the countries, with India making an initial offer of US $10 million for the fund.

    “The fund can be used by any of the partner countries to meet the cost of immediate actions. He informed that India is assembling a Rapid Response Team of doctors and specialists, along with testing kits and other equipment, which will be on stand-by, to be placed at the disposal of the countries, if required,” Modi said.

    A 64-year-old novel coronavirus patient died at Mumbai’s Kasturba hospital on March 17th, 2020. This is India’s third reported death linked to deadly coronavirus infection.

    The number of coronavirus cases touched 125 in India after fresh cases were reported from several states, including Odisha. The COVID-19 virus infection has affected around 1.5 lakh people globally.

    Photo credit: /narendramodi/

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