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  • Highlights and Situation Overview as on date 29.03.2020 at 11:00AM IST

    COVID-19 cases in the SAARC Member States

    Country Total Cases Total Deaths
    Afghanistan 106 3
    Bangladesh1 48 5
    Bhutan 3 0
    India2 979 25
    Maldives3 16 0
    Nepal 3 0
    Pakistan 1408 11
    Sri Lanka4 115 1
    Total 2678 45


    • WHO Corona virus Situation Dashboard(Data as reported on 18:00 CET 28th March 2020),
    • 1 Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Govt. of Bangladesh (as on 28.03.2020)
    • 2 Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India(as on 29.03.2020 at 10:00AM)
    • 3 Ministry of Health, Republic of Maldives (as on 28 March 2020 -19:53)
    • 4 Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Govt. of Sri Lanka (as on 11:30PM, 28th March 2020)

    As of 28th March 2020- 571,678 people have been affected by COVID-19 worldwide. About 26,494 lives have been lost. (Source: WHO)

    SAARC region comprises of over 21% of the world's population which remains vulnerable towards COVID-19. The Member States have reported 2,678 cases and a total of 45 deaths in the region.

    Based on the day wise data of COVID-19 cases in the SAARC Member States, a time-series graph below shows the trend of daily cases:

    Regional Situation

    Regional Situation

    The WHO Director-General highlighted that the chronic global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) is one of the most urgent threats to our collective ability to save lives.

    WHO published the first edition of the practical manual to set up and manage a severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) treatment centre and a SARI screening facility in health-care facilities. (Source: WHO)

  • Emergency Contact Details for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


    Ministry of Public Health

    Massoud Square, Kabul,Afghanistan

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    Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

    Bangladesh Secretariat Abdul Gani Rd, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

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    Ministry of Health

    P.O. Box: 726, Kawajangsa, Thimphu, Bhutan

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    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

    ‘A’ Wing, Nirman Bhavan,New Delhi-110011

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    Ministry of Health

    H. Roshani Building, Sosunmagu, Male, Maldives

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    Ministry of Health and Population

    Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal

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    Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination

    Koshar Block, Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan

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    sri lanka

    Ministry of Health

    385, Ven. Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha, Colombo 10. Ven Baddegama Wimalawansa Mawatha, Colombo 01000,Sri Lanka

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