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  • Highlights and Situation Overview as on date 04.07.2020 at 11:00 AM IST

    COVID-19 cases in the SAARC Member States

    Country Total Cases Total Deaths Recovered
    Afghanistan 36,710 1283 25,509
    Bangladesh 242,102 3184 137,905
    Bhutan 103 0 90
    India 18,55,746 38,938 12,30,509
    Maldives 4293 18 2670
    Nepal 20,750 57 14,961
    Pakistan 280,461 5999 249,397
    SriLanka 2828 11 2517
    Total 24,42,993 49,490 16,63,558

    Source (in order of countries):

    • WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (as reported on 03.08.2020 at 16:31),
    • Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Govt. of Bangladesh (as on 03.08.2020)
    • Ministry of Health, Royal Govt. of Bhutan (as on 03.08.2020)
    • Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India (as on 04.08.2020 at 08:00 AM)
    • Ministry of Health, Republic of Maldives (as on 04 Aug 2020 -01:00)
    • Ministry of Home Affairs, NDRRMA, Govt. of Nepal (03 Aug 2020, 19:24)
    • COVID19 Portal, Govt. of Pakistan (04 Aug, 2020 - 09:35 am)
    • Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Govt. of Sri Lanka (as on 08:30 PM, 03.08.2020)

    As of 3rd August 2020- 17,918,582 people have been affected by COVID-19 worldwide. About 686,703 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 24,42,993 cases, a total of 49,490 deaths in the region, and 16,63,558 recovered cases.

    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

    National Security Advisor of Afghanistan met with Indian Ambassador and discussed issues of mutual interest. Indian Ambassador spoke of India’s continued help for Afghanistan against COVID-19, and NSA lauded India’s support, affirming Afghanistan’s strong commitment to the bilateral partnership. (Source: @NSCAfghan)

    India: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Serum Institute of India, Pune to conduct Phase II+III clinical trials of Oxford University-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine (COVISHIELD) in India. India crosses a milestone, conducts more than 2 crore COVID tests. (Source:

  • 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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