Seventeen people in India have died due to Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, the Union health ministry confirmed on Friday. There are 724 confirmed cases in the country, of which 640 are active.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for strengthening and reforming the World Health Organization so that it can adapt to new challenges. The prime minister made the comments during a special G20 summit video conference where the group of nations committed to unite against the coronavirus pandemic and inject $5 trillion (Rs 374 lakh crore) into the world economy.
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