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Bill Gates writes to PM Modi, commends his leadership in dealing with Covid-19

Bill Gates has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi commeding his leadership in handling the Covid-19 crisis and the measures that his government has taken to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases in India.

In his letter to PM Modi, the the billionaire Microsoft co-founder said, "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."

"Such as adopting a national lockdown, expanding focused testing to identify hotspots for isolation, quarantining, and care, and significantly increasing health expenditures to strengthen the health system response and promote R&D and digital innovation," Bill Gates wrote.

Bill Gates also praised the Indian government for "utilising its exceptional digital capabilities", such as launching the Aarogya Setu app.

"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," the letter said.

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