In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian authorities primarily ensured the repatriation of citizens from abroad and the evacuation of foreigners to their home country. At the moment more than 0.5 million tests are conducted daily in the country, and 11,000 hospitals with 1.1 million beds for Covid-19 patients are operating.
Although the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continues to rise, India's recovery rate of 68.78% and one of the lowest mortality rates in the world (about 2%) attest to the effectiveness of the interventions.
As an active member of the international community, India provides drugs and medical supplies to more than 150 countries without compromising its health care system. India has become an exporter of medical products needed in the fight against coronavirus. Today, for example, it produces more than 500,000 sets of personal protective equipment and more than 300,000 N-95 masks every day.
The country's diplomats are active internationally, initiating and participating in interstate dialogues. For example, at a video conference with Saarc leaders, the Indian Prime Minister announced the creation of the Covid-19 emergency fund with an Indian share of $10 million.