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“Tracking Course Of Covid Outbreak In India”: United States

The State Department spokesperson said Secretary of State, Tony Blinken and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar discussed the issue during a phone call on Monday.

The State Department has said that the United States is tracking the course of the COVID-19 outbreak in India “very closely”, news agency PTI reported.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised Americans to avoid all travel to India.

Ned Price, the State Department Spokesperson, told reporters at his daily news conference: “We are tracking the course of the COVID outbreak in India very closely.”

The State Department spokesperson, responding to a question, said Secretary of State, Tony Blinken and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar discussed the issue during a phone call on Monday. “Whether it’s India or any other country, we are committed to doing what we can both at present and going forward to see to it that this virus is brought under control,” he said.

From January 3, 2020 to April 20, 2021, as per World Health Organization (WHO), India has reported 15.3 million COVID-19 cases and over 1,80,000 deaths. As of April 11, a total of 104 million vaccine doses had been administered, the WHO said.

2,59,170 new COVID-19 cases and 1,761 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, the WHO said.

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