Amid the worldwide panic over the novel coronavirus, Australian envoy to India Barry O’Farrell has showered praises on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his terrific leadership and immediate measures India has taken to totally flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections in India.
During an interview with DD India, Barry O’Farrell said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is almost a superhuman.” “In addition to managing a pandemic in the world’s second-largest country, he also finds time every day to reach out to world leaders,” he said.
A short video clip, shared by Ramesh Ramachandran (Senior Consulting Editor of DD India), has gone viral on social media. The full interview of Barry O’Farrell will be aired at 8 pm on Monday.
Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison over the phone with respect to COVID-19 pandemic and spoke about measures to tackle it.
“We agreed to cooperate against COVID-19, including through collaborative research. PM Morrison assured me about the well-being of the vibrant Indian community, including students, in Australia,” PM Modi had told.
The Indian government has taken effective measures like national lockdown, testing, hotspot identification, increase in health expenditure and promotion of R&D and also digital innovation to bring down the situation under control.
Earlier, Bill Gates also appreciated PM Modi for his strong leadership and effective measures taken by his government to fight against COVID-19 outbreak. Surprisingly, how the Indian government is fully utilizing its exceptional digital capabilities to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
There have been 56,516 confirmed coronavirus cases in India on Wednesday, including 1,895 deaths. So far 16,867 people have recovered from the coronavirus pandemic. As of now, there have been 6,825 positive coronavirus cases in Australia, including 95 deaths due to it.
I am proud to say that India is giving absolutely everything in managing the current situation round the clock.