The Indian Army is readying a team which is expected to be deployed to Afghanistan in a bid to help with the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

Official sources said Tuesday that similar teams are being prepared for the deployment to Sri Lanka, Baghladesh and Bhuttan.

This comes as the Indian Army sent a tam to Maldives last month to help the island nation set up coronavirus testing laboratories and train local medical professionals to fight the pandemic.

The Indian Army also deployed a 15-member team to Kuwait earlier this month as part of bilateral cooperation the two countries, according to Economic Times.

The sources said the teams for Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan are being readied as part of India’s policy of extending helping hand to all friendly countries in the region to fight the pandemic.

This comes as the public health ministry of Afghanistan announced Monday that the officials have recorded more than 1,000 positive cases of coronavirus across the country.

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