First COVID Aid From UK Arrives In India; Watch Video
First help from the UK arrived recently at the New Delhi airport.
The COVID-19 cases in India have been increasing day by day. There has been an urgent need for oxygen supplies and ventilators in the country. The Government requested several countries to help them solve the issue. The first assistance package from Britain recently arrived in India and the shipment was being unloaded in New Delhi.
COVID aid from the UK arrives in India
The first medical assistance from the UK arrived from Britain earlier this morning in New Delhi. Foreign ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted a few pictures of the aeroplane being unloaded. He mentioned that this was an example of international co-operation. He appreciated the shipment of vital medical supplies that included 100 ventilators & 95 oxygen concentrators. UK is among several other countries that stepped forward to help India in the second wave of COVID-19.
International cooperation at work! Appreciate the shipment of vital medical supplies from 🇬🇧 including 100 ventilators & 95 oxygen concentrators that arrived early this morning. pic.twitter.com/MBZFwSn4cH
— Arindam Bagchi (@MEAIndia) April 27, 2021
India is currently suffering from the second wave of COVID-19 with over 3 lakh cases being reported on a daily basis. According to the British High Commission in New Delhi, the remaining shipment will arrive in New Delhi by the end of this week. It will include 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 non-invasive ventilators and 20 manual ventilators. In a statement earlier, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab mentioned that India is a very important partner.
The External affairs minister S. Jaishankar recently tweeted that they discussed the various aspects of COVID-19 challenges. They also reviewed progress in our bilateral agenda. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also had a conversation with US president Joe Biden discussing the global challenges of COVID-19. Take a look at the Tweet here:
Thank Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab of U.K. for the call today. Discussed our cooperation to address different aspects of the COVID challenge. Also reviewed progress in our bilateral agenda.
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) April 26, 2021
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