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COVID-19: UN applauds India's lockdown initiative

By IndianMandarins- 25 Mar 2020


The UN Resident Coordinator in India, Ms Renata Dessallien has welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strategy of nationwide 21-day lockdown to curtail the coronavirus pandemic. She also commended the PM’s call for social distancing, an important step that is expected to help flatten the curve.“The UN system in India is fully mobilized and ready to further step up its support to the Government of India to fight COVID-19," she said. 
On 24 March, Ms. Dessallien, along with WHO Representative to India, Dr. Henk Bekedam, met the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and appreciated the government for its “early and robust response” to tackle the pandemic head on.

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