SAARC countries to hold video conference to discuss prevention of COVID-19

  • March 15, 2020

Governments of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries are set discuss the joint strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak via video conference at 5:15 pm today as suggested by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

According to Foreign Policy Advisor of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Rajan Bhattarai, KP Oli, who is recovering from second kidney transplant, will represent the country in the video conference.

Indian PM Modi on Friday proposed a joint strategy of the SAARC countries to fight COVID-19 and expressed his desire to organize a video conference to discuss ways to keep people safe from this pandemic.

Modi’s thought was appreciated by other nation’s leaders, including PM Oli.

Nepal is the current chair of the SAARC, group of eight south Asian countries.

Bhattarai informed that a team was preparing the agenda to be raised by Prime Minister Oli during the video conference.

The pandemic has claimed two lives in India. A 68-year-old woman from Delhi died due to COVID-19 on Saturday. Earlier, a 76-year-old man had died on 29 February.

The number of infected with the virus in India reached 83 by Saturday evening.