International community helps India to tackle worsening Covid-19 situation


More cremations and funerals were held as India’s Covid-19 crisis deepened. On April 29, India broke another world record with nearly 3,80,000 new daily infections. The country has added 6 million new cases in April alone. Countries globally have pledged to help India.
The United Kingdom is sending medical equipment to support India. They are sending over 600 items of equipment in an emergency shipment. There are ventilators and oxygen concentrators with the target to provide the support that Indians need at their hour of the need. The scenes of many hospitals in India are distressing. Two shipments of ventilators and oxygen concentrators have arrived in New Delhi.
Britain will send more medical supplies, including three oxygen generation units. The United States is also sending a whole series of help including providing for those Remdesivir and other drugs that are able to deal with coronavirus, that can prevent the spreading of infection and help in recovery. The United States is sending India aid worth more than US$100 million. They include 1,100 oxygen cylinders, 15 million masks and 1 million covid-19 tests. These supplies are expected to arrive starting from April 29.
Chinese companies are coordinating to actively meet India’s demand for oxygenators and other anti-epidemic materials. China is ready to cooperate with the Indian side in various ways to help the country fight the pandemic. Factories in China are now churning out medical supplies to meet rising orders from India.
India also received 20 tons of supplies from Russia. They include oxygen concentrators, ventilators and medicines. The first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccines is set to arrive in India on May 1.
Oxygen supplies from Singapore reached India on April 24 with more on the way. Despite the international aid, India’s covid-19 crisis shows no sign of easing any time soon.


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