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Bill Gates hails PM’s leadership in effort to contain Covid

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and gave a thumbs-up to the government’s efforts to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic. “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,” Gates said in a letter to Modi.
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