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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has held a videoconference with the Heads of all of India’s Embassies and High Commissions worldwide. This conference - the first such event for Indian Missions worldwide - was convened to discuss responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Axar.az reports citing foreign media.
The PM noted that extraordinary times require extraordinary solutions, which was why even in this globalized era, most of the world had quarantined itself. This was an unavoidable step taken to fight this pandemic, but it was also hugely consequential, as the closure of the globalized system has had an extensive and far-reaching impact upon the international transport system, financial markets and the global economy.
He said that India had taken unprecedented and early steps in response to this pandemic from mid-January this year, to reduce the risk of importing the infection, and thereafter to prevent a large outbreak. This included the world’s largest quarantine and lock-down, implemented by India.
The Prime Minister complimented Heads of Missions for their efforts to evacuate Indians stranded abroad in some of the epicenters of the crisis.
2020.03.31 / 21:12