Update: April 26, 2021 12:21 AM is
New Delhi [India], 26 April (ANI): India began putting global support in the form of oxygen supplies, ventilators, vaccine raw materials, PPT kits and oxygen concentrations, to fight the unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis.
On Sunday, the United States agreed to send the raw materials needed to manufacture vaccines to India.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan called his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and offered to send resources and supplies to the Serum Institute of India (SII) to increase production of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Previously, the United States was hesitant on the issue of supplying raw materials. Former President Donald Trump enacted the Defense Protection Act, which in a way prohibits the United States from exporting the essential ingredients for vaccines. His successor, President Joe Biden, continued this and followed the policy of first vaccinating Americans.
In fact, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar also spoke on the issue during his recent conversation with his US counterpart Antony Blinken.
India is shaken by the deadly second wave of COVID-19. The country recorded 3.49,691 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the highest peak of a day since the outbreak of the epidemic last year. According to the Union Health Ministry, the country has recorded 2,767 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Sunday that “vital medical equipment, containing hundreds of oxygen concentrations and ventilators, is now on its way from Britain to India to prevent the tragic loss of human life from this terrible The efforts can be supported. ” Virus “.
The shipment is expected to reach India by Tuesday, with Johnson recently canceling his trip to India due to an increase in coronovirus cases.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel also supports India amid a health crisis. Merkel said on Sunday that her government was preparing emergency aid for India as the country struggled with a devastating spike in coronovirus infection.
“To the Indian people, I want to express my sympathy to the horrific victim COVID-19 born again in our communities,” Merkel said in a post shared on Twitter by her spokesperson, Stephan Siberut.
The European Union (EU) has also stepped in to support India.
The European Commission has activated its EU civil protection system and is looking to send oxygen and medicine to India after receiving a request from Delhi.
“Concerned with the state of epidemiology in India. We are ready to support.
“The EU executive is already coordinating with the EU countries, which are ready to provide the immediate essential oxygen and medicines,” Janez Lenarcic, humanitarian aid for the European Commission, wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed his solidarity with India. (ANI)