British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both the leaders discussed the global outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus and also highlighted the importance of coordinated international efforts to tackle the spread of the virus.
During the conversation between both the leaders, the British Prime Minister welcomed the steps taken by India in the line of the increasing generation of renewable energy. He also discussed the need for ambitious action to deliver on the Paris Agreement.
Amidst the soaring number of Coronavirus cases in the country, PM Modi tweeted to reassure the people that there was no need to 'panic' and that the government was 'fully vigilant.' As per the Union Health Ministry, the number of Coronavirus cases in the country has hit 73. Out of the total of 73 cases, 56 are Indian nationals and the rest are foreigners. In a series of guidelines, PM Modi discussed the 'preemptive' measures that the people should focus on to help 'break the chain' of spread.
The Government is fully vigilant about the situation due to COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus .— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 12, 2020
Across ministries & states, multiple steps have been proactively taken to ensure safety of all.
These steps are wide-ranging, from suspension of Visas to augmenting healthcare capacities.
The number of virus affected people in the United Kingdom has seen a quick rise. So far as many as 10 people have lost their lives due to infection and over 590 of them have tested positive. More than 25,000 people have undergone the virus test in the country the most affected people are from the capital city. London has registered more than 90 cases of Coronavirus.