Coronavirus: Jaishankar dials Australian minister to share strategies

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |

Published: April 9, 2020 2:28:45 am

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held a telephonic dialog together with his Australian counterpart Marise Payne and shared the respective home response strategies by the 2 nations to cope with the coronavirus disaster.

The dialog between the 2 international ministers got here two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison agreed on the significance of bilateral experience-sharing in flattening the expansion curve of the coronavirus.

In a tweet, Jaishankar stated India can be responding “positively” to Australia’s necessities for medication, with out elaborating whether or not it has sought provide of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine like many different nations.

Army extends quarantine span of Iran evacuees

Jaipur: The Army has prolonged the quarantine interval of some evacuees introduced from Iran to its services at Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.

According to the state Health Department, 36 of the 1,036 evacuees examined optimistic for the an infection as of Wednesday. Three batches had been despatched to Jaisalmer, and two to Jodhpur. Upon their arrival in India, they had been quarantined on the Army Wellness Facilities at Jaisalmer and Jodhpur.

At the Jaisalmer facility, the evacuees had been examined at AIIMS, Jodhpur after they accomplished their quarantine interval, and of the 236 folks evacuated within the first batch, 15 asymptomatic individuals examined optimistic. The total second batch of 53 examined detrimental for the virus. In the third batch of 195 evacuees, solely two individuals have examined optimistic until date. —ENS

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