“Stand With India”: First Batch of US Emergency Aid For Covid-19 Fight Arrives

American officials said that in the coming days, aircrafts carrying equipment donated by US companies and people will also arrive in India.


New Delhi| India, reeling under the second wave of Coronavirus infection, received its first batch of aid from the United States. On Friday, the plane with help from the US landed in Delhi. The US aircraft arrived at the International Airport carrying 400 oxygen cylinders, about 1 million corona test kits and other equipment. The US Embassy has given information about this on Twitter. In a tweet, the US Embassy wrote, “The first of several emergency COVID-19 relief shipments from the United States has arrived in India! Building on over 70 years of cooperation, the United States stands with India as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together. #USIndiaDosti”

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American officials said that in the coming days, aircrafts carrying equipment donated by American companies and people will also arrive in India. Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden announced the country support in India’s war with Coronavirus. In a tweet, Joe Biden wrote, “India helped America in the early days of Coronavirus pandemic when hospitals were under pressure. Now we are with India in this time of India’s need. In the coming days, $ 100 million aid will be supplied to India,” US State Department spokesman Ned Price had said on Thursday.

Earlier on Monday, a telephonic conversation took place between PM Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden. After this conversation, PM Modi had tweeted, “We talked about the coronavirus crisis in both countries. I thanked President Joe Biden for help to India.” The White House statement also said, “The President has appealed to the US to give full support to India, which is affected by the new wave of Corona infection.”

The United States is providing emergency assistance to India, such as oxygen-linked supplies, vaccine materials, etc.

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