India Coronavirus News: The United States, widely questioned for its silence over the recent surge in India, has announced that it will “immediately” provide New Delhi with the raw materials to increase Covishield production.
Washington (US): As India fights hard to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19 infection, the United States of America (US) and United Kingdom (UK) have come forward to help New Delhi tackle the second Wave of help out the pandemic.
The United States, largely questioned for its silence over the recent surge in India, has announced that it will “immediately” supply New Delhi with raw materials to increase production at Covishield. Speaking to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, Jake Sullivan, US Homeland Security Advisor (NSA) said Washington had “identified shipments of therapeutic products, rapid tests, ventilators and PPE suits that are (also) now available for India become”.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has also tweeted that the United States was “determined” to help India amid the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases.
He tweeted: “Just like India provides assistance to the United States, because our hospitals were overcrowded at the beginning of the pandemic, we are determined to help India in need.”
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris also assured India that Washington is ready to provide all assistance, including urgent delivery of necessary life-saving medical supplies and equipment, to help the country fight the deadly coronavirus crisis.
“We work with the Indian government and provide additional support and prosperous warnings in Covoid-19.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who recently canceled his visit to India, also announced that in light of the recent surge, his country would send “vital medical equipment, including hundreds of oxygen concentrators and ventilators” to India.
Johnson said the shipment would arrive in India in the meantime.
Chancellor Angela Merkel also supported India on Sunday and said that her government was preparing emergency aid for the country in view of the devastating increase in COVID-19 cases.
about the terrible suffering that COVID-19 has brought back to their communities, “Merkel said in a message shared by her spokesman Steffen Seibert on Twitter.
India was hit by the shock wave of the COVID-19 pandemic causing an unprecedented surge has seen daily cases in the past few days and the continued increase has also resulted in a shortage of essential medical items, including oxygen, to treat COVID-19 patients.
3,49,691 new COVID-19 cases were recorded on Sunday highest peak in a single day since the pandemic broke out last year, the country has recorded 2,767 new deaths from COVID-19 According to the Union Health Department, in the past 24 hours.