During the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts of both PM Modi and all citizens in India have been partly recognized. The whole country has tried its best to control the number of Coronavirus cases.

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Bill Gates gave his praise to PM Modi and the Indian government.

Bill Gates has recently written a letter to PM Narendra Modi and expressed his high appreciation towards what the Indian government has done to prevent the fatal virus from spreading more widely.

The Microsoft co-founder and billionaire wrote in the letter,

"We commend your leadership and the proactive measures you and your government have taken to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 infection rate in India."

Similar to many other countries across the world, India has issued a national lockdown and taken a series of measures, for example, determining Coronavirus hotspots, quarantining, or testing, and caring for people’s health. The nation has paid special attention to improve its ability to respond to any sudden situation relating to the health system.

In addition, Bill Gates mentioned the Aarogya Setu app - an application that is used by the Indian government to track its people’s health and trace contacts if necessary.

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The Aarogya Setu App helps Indians to track health in the crisis.

For those unknown, the Aarogya Setu app is developed to utilize Bluetooth and location services of its users so that the government can control the spread of the COVID-19 in time, as well as help citizens in need. It supports up to 11 languages, including Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, and English. Besides, users can download and install the app on both iOS and Android smartphones.

Another interesting detail relating to the Aarogya Setu app is that it rapidly got up to 10 million installs within only 03 days of launch. The app has been amongst the most popular free applications on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Until now, the number of downloads has kept increasing. Although the App Store doesn’t reveal the real number of installs, the Aarogya Setu app has sat on the first position in the Free Apps and in the Health and Fitness sections.

Along with the launch of the health tracking app, the Indian government has also encouraged people to approach it through many different channels, such as in families or institutions. Moreover, the privacy of the app users is one of the top leading important issues PM Modi’s government has paid attention to. As a piece of evidence, the Aarogya Setu app is built to only provide user data for the government. Therefore, users can still keep their own names, as well as phone numbers, protected from hackers or bad guys.

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Bill Gates has helped the Indian government a lot during the pandemic.

This is also why Bill Gates wants to express his high appreciation for what Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian government have taken in recent days. The billionaire said in his letter,

"Grateful to see that you’re seeking to balance public health imperatives with the need to ensure adequate social protection for all Indians."

It is obvious that India’s efforts entirely deserve respect from any citizen in the world, including the co-founder of Microsoft.

You may not know that Bill Gates and his wife have operated a private foundation named Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance healthcare, education, as well as to reduce poverty in the whole world. His foundation has recently ranked second in the list of the largest donor to the World Health Organization (WHO). Gates and his foundation have helped India a lot during the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.