South Asia Chat

Episode 32: COVID-19 Special Series with the Indian High Commissioner HE Jawed Ashraf

May 5, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases has risen drastically in Singapore affecting about 4,800 Indian nationals. Over 90 per cent of them are foreign workers living in dormitories across the island. To get some insights on the measures taken by both the Indian High Commission in Singapore and the Singapore government to support them, we spoke to His Excellency Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore. In this episode, HE Jawed Ashraf gave us details of what was being done to not just help Covid-affected individuals but also Indian nationals stranded here, Singapore’s contribution to India's fight against the Coronavirus and how the pandemic will impact Singapore-India bilateral relations.

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