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  • Highlights and Situation Overview as on date 31.03.2020 at 22:00 IST

    COVID-19 cases in the SAARC Member States

    Country Total Cases Total Deaths
    Afghanistan 166 4
    Bangladesh1 51 5
    Bhutan2 4 0
    India3 1397 35
    Maldives4 18 0
    Nepal 5 0
    Pakistan 1865 25
    Sri Lanka5 142 2
    Total 3648 71


    • WHO Coronavirus Situation Dashboard (Data as reported on 10:00 CET 30th March 2020),
    • 1 Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Govt. of Bangladesh (as on 31.03.2020)
    • 2 Ministry of Health, Royal Govt. of Bhutan (as on 31.03.2020)
    • 3 Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India (as on 31.03.2020 at 08:30PM )
    • 4 Ministry of Health, Republic of Maldives (as on 31 March 2020 - 20:33)
    • 5 Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Govt. of Sri Lanka (as on 07:30 PM, 31th March 2020)

    As of 30th March 2020- 693,224 people have been affected by COVID-19 worldwide. About 33,106 lives have been lost. (Source: WHO)

    SAARC region comprises of over 21% of the world's population which remains vulnerable towards COVID-19. The Member States have reported 3,648 cases and a total of 71 deaths in the region.

    Based on the day wise data of COVID-19 cases in the SAARC Member States, a time-series graph below shows the trend of daily cases:

    Regional Situation

    Regional Situation

    Prime Minister of India held a videoconference with the Heads of all of India’s Embassies and High Commissions worldwide to discuss responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Heads of Mission also reported lessons learned in other countries, and their best practices, in the global fight against COVID-19.
    • In our neighbourhood, Heads of Mission underlined measures to assist the national responses of those countries, using the special fund created at India’s initiative for SAARC countries to combat COVID-19. (Source:


  • Emergency Contact Details for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)


    Ministry of Public Health

    Massoud Square, Kabul,Afghanistan

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    Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

    Bangladesh Secretariat Abdul Gani Rd, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

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    Ministry of Health

    P.O. Box: 726, Kawajangsa, Thimphu, Bhutan

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    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

    ‘A’ Wing, Nirman Bhavan,New Delhi-110011

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    Ministry of Health

    H. Roshani Building, Sosunmagu, Male, Maldives

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    Ministry of Health and Population

    Ramshahpath, Kathmandu, Nepal

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    Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination

    Koshar Block, Pakistan Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan

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    sri lanka

    Ministry of Health

    385, Ven. Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha, Colombo 10. Ven Baddegama Wimalawansa Mawatha, Colombo 01000,Sri Lanka

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