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PM Modi Discusses COVID-19 with Bill Gates Via Video Conference 

The dignitaries discussed global response to COVID-19, the PMO said.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 14 May interacted with Microsoft Founder Bill Gates via video conference, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 14 May interacted with Bill Gates, founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, via video conference, the Prime Minister's Office said.

Gates and PM Modi discussed global response to COVID-19 and importance of global co-ordination on scientific innovation and research and development to combat pandemic, the PMO said.

“PM underlined the conscious approach that India has adopted in its fight against the health crisis-an approach based on ensuring public engagement through appropriate messaging,” the PMO said in a statement.
PM Modi Discusses COVID-19 with Bill Gates Via Video Conference 
(Photo: ANI)

“PM appreciated health related work being done by Gates Foundation not only in India but also in many other parts of world, including for coordinating global response to COVID-19,” the PMO said.

Gates had earlier praised the government for using its digital capabilities. He had told ANI, “I’m glad your government is fully utilising its exceptional digital capabilities in its COVID-19 response and has launched the Aarogya Setu digital app for coronavirus tracking, contact tracing, and to connect people to health services... Grateful to see that you're seeking to balance public health imperatives with the need to ensure adequate social protection for all Indians.”

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