Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised him for his leadership and the proactive measures India has taken to flatten the curve of Covid-19 infections in the country, ANI has reported.
In his letter, Gates writes that, “We commend your leadership and the proactive measures you and your government have taken to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 infection rate in India”.
Gates in his letter acknowledged measures like nationwide lockdown, focused testing, hotspot identification, increase in health expenditure and promotion of R&D and digital innovation. He also lauded the launch of Aarogya Setu digital app for coronavirus tracking, contact tracing, and to connect people to health services.
Gates added that he is glad about the Indian government fully utilising its exceptional digital capabilities to respond to Covid-19.
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