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Leaders Collaborating And Moving Towards SAARC to Combat With COVID-19

Coronavirus disease 2019(  Covid-19 ) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet )  through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Leaders Collaborating And Moving Towards SAARC to Combat With COVID-19

It also may be possible that a person can get affected by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the primary way the virus spreads.

Leaders Collaborating And Moving Towards SAARC to Combat With COVID-19

To deal with COVID-19 India’s PM Narendra Modi, leaders and representatives from SAARC nations participate in video conference meeting to chalk out a strategy to fight coronavirus outbreak. The deadly respiratory illness has claimed over 5,845 lives worldwide and infected over 1,52,000 across the globe.

Apart from PM Modi, Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohammed Solih, Nepalese prime minister KP Sharma Oli, Bhutanese premier Lotay Tshering, Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, and special assistant to Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan on health Zafar Mirza participated in the SAARC video conference.

Leaders Collaborating And Moving Towards SAARC to Combat With COVID-19

Here are a few essential things that PM Modi incises the idea for video conferencing among SAARC member states first on Friday. This will be the first meeting of the SAARC member states, after the 2014 summit held in Nepal ‘s Kathmandu.

However, it’s not an official SAARC summit. This meeting is also essential because since in the last three years, India has distanced itself from the SAARC citing security challenges to the region from terror networks based in Pakistan.

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