- Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates via video conferencing on the Corona epidemic
- The conversation between the two took about half an hour, Modi told how the public followed and supported the rules of lockdown
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and co-chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, through a video conference late Thursday night. The two exchanged about half an hour with the global impact of the corona epidemic. Scientific Innovation and Research and Development were also involved in the discussion.
Modi also praised the Gates Foundation’s health-related work not only in India but in many other parts of the world. He sought suggestions from Bill Gates about how India’s capabilities could be better utilized for the benefit of the world.
Had an extensive interaction with @BillGates. We discussed issues ranging from India’s efforts to fight Coronavirus, work of the @gatesfoundation in battling COVID-19, role of technology, innovation and producing a vaccine to cure the pandemic. https://t.co/UlxEq72i3L
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 14, 2020
Modi told about the works of the government
- The Prime Minister mentioned the works of the government. He explained how health services in India are being strengthened during this epidemic. Apart from this, Ayurveda medicines are also being used to increase immunity of people. Cleanliness is being emphasized. He said that all these things have given strength to India in fighting the corona epidemic.
- He told Gates that people in India have accepted social distancing. Along with this, people have been supported from wearing masks to following lockdown rules. This has succeeded to some extent in preventing corona infection.