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Bill Gates writes to PM Modi, lauds govt's 'proactive measures' in dealing with COVID-19

DNA Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Bill Gates has commended government's "proactive measures" such as lockdown and expansion of focused testing in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in India.
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