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India hands over surgical masks, head covers to Bangladesh to fight Corona Virus

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    31st Mar, 2020

High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das handed over 30,000 surgical masks and 15,000 head-covers as assistance to the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh A.K.Abdul Momen in Dhaka.

  • High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das handed over 30,000 surgical masks and 15,000 head-covers as assistance to the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh A.K.Abdul Momen in Dhaka.
  • The assistance comes in the wake of Prime Minister’s video conferencing with the leaders of SAARC countries on March 15 to evolve a collaborative strategy against Corona pandemic in the South Asian region.
  • Prime Minister Modi had also called for setting up SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund to combat the Corona virus with an initial contribution of 10 million dollars by India. The assistance provided comes under the Covid-19 Emergency Fund
  • Subsequently, all other countries of the SAARC region except Pakistan contributed to the fund which is now worth 18.3 million dollars.
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