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Death rate shows India's coronavirus response a success, says PM Modi

Rate of fatalities in India is less than 12, says the Prime Minister in speech to Indian American physicians.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: ANI

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India has succeeded in containing coronavirus cases and deaths due to people's cooperation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, referring to a nationwide lockdown first implemented on March 24 for three weeks.

"As against the death rate of 350 individuals per million in the US and over 600 per million in European nations like the UK, Italy and Spain, the rate of fatalities in India is less than 12," he said.

"Uttar Pradesh has been remarkably successful in fighting against the coronavirus. And same is the case with several other states as well," Modi said in a speech to a virtual meeting

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First Published: Jun 28 2020 | 8:45 AM IST

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