Heads of eight South Asian countries will meet late Sunday to discuss the current situation in the region and chalk out a joint strategy to stem the spread of new coronavirus, the Indian prime minister said.

According to Narendra Modi, the meeting via video conference will start at 5 p.m. local time (1130GMT).

“Tomorrow at 5 p.m, leaders of SAARC [the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation] nations will discuss via conferencing, a roadmap to fight the challenge of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus,” Modi tweeted Saturday evening.

The leaders from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sir Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives and

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