Publish dateTuesday 11 February 2020 - 01:52
Story Code : 203256
India to Test Samples of Coronavirus from Afghanistan
India’s Union Minister Harshvardhan on Monday informed the Parliament that India has agreed to a request made by Afghanistan for sample testing of new Coronavirus, the outlookIndia reported.
Speaking on the matter in Lok Sabha the minister said: “Request from Afghanistan for samples testing has been agreed to.”
The minister also said that the Indian government decided to provide help to other neighbouring countries in Southeast Asian region in handling the challenge posed by the new coronavirus.
“Government of India has also provided support to other countries in tackling the challenge posed by the nCOV disease. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has offered to do testing of samples for other South East Asian Region countries,” said the minister, adding “We have agreed to provide technical assistance to Bhutan in managing this infectious disease and screening of passengers also.”
China reported an outbreak of Novel Coronavirus on December 31.
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