New Delhi: As the coronavirus cases are on the rise worldwide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called Sweden Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and discussed with him the ongoing health crisis. Also Read - Covid-19 War Can't be Won by Clapping, Lighting Lamps: Shiv Sena Takes a Dig at PM Modi

As per updates from the PMO, the two leaders discussed the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps being taken in their respective countries for controlling its health and economic impacts. Also Read - PM Modi Speaks to Bahrain King, Discusses COVID-19 Situation, Financial Markets

On the phone, both the leaders also agreed on the potential for collaboration and data sharing between Indian and Swedish researchers and scientists, which would also contribute to the global efforts against COVID-19. Also Read - 'Suspending MPLADS Will Cause Delays in Devolution of Funds,' Shashi Tharoor Writes to PM Modi

Prior to this, PM Modi had spoken to Sultan of Oman Haitham Bin Tariq and discussed the ways to limit the impact of COVID-19. “Spoke to His Majesty Sultan of Oman about COVID-19 and how to limit its impact,” PM Modi tweeted.

On the phone, PM Modi expressed thanks to the Sultan for his personal attention to the well-being of the Indian community in Oman.

On Monday, PM Modi had spoken to King of Bahrain Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa and discussed the coronavirus crisis and its consequences on logistics chains and financial markets.

During the telephonic conversation, the King assured PM Modi of his personal attention to the welfare of the large Indian community in Bahrain.

PM Modi expressed his appreciation for the care and affection that the Bahrain authorities have always extended to the Indian diaspora.