Countries around the world are sending supplies and aid to India to help the country fight its COVID-19 outbreak, which is currently the world’s worst.
Why it matters: Hospitals are running out of supplies, crematoria are burning around the clock, and experts are increasingly concerned about the presence of a new variant in India.
The United States: Last Wednesday, the White House announced that it would send $ 100 million in aid to India, including 15 million N95 masks, 1 million rapid diagnostic tests and an initial supply of 1,100 refillable oxygen cylinders.
- These supplies will be delivered in six shipments to India. One-third of those supplies arrived in New Delhi on Sunday, according to the New York Times.
The United Kingdom: The UK government announced in a statement on Sunday that it would send 1
France: On Sunday, the French embassy in France announced the arrival of France’s first cargo flight of consumables containing 28 tons of medical equipment.
- Included are eight oxygen generators, each of which can deliver 250 patients. It also includes 28 fans and 200 electric spray ejectors.
- The statement notes that another shipment of aid is currently being planned.
Germany: A German plane with 120 fans and a team of 13 medical experts reached India on Saturday per. Deutsche Welle.