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U.S. to Send More Than $100 Million in COVID Supplies to India

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The United States is sending provides price greater than $100 million to India to assist it combat a surge of COVID19 instances, the White House stated in an announcement on Wednesday.

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  • Last Updated:April 29, 2021, 06:53 IST
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The United States is sending provides price greater than $100 million to India to assist it combat a surge of COVID-19 instances, the White House stated in an announcement on Wednesday.

The provides, which can start arriving on Thursday and proceed into subsequent week, embrace 1,000 oxygen cylinders, 15 million N95 masks and 1 million fast diagnostic exams, the assertion stated.

The United States additionally has redirected its personal order of AstraZeneca manufacturing provides to India, which can permit it to make over 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, in accordance with the White House.

Just as India despatched help to the United States when our hospitals had been strained early within the pandemic, the United States is set to assist India in its time of want,” the White House stated in a truth sheet outlining the help.

India’s demise toll from the coronavirus pandemic surged previous 200,000 on Wednesday, worsened by shortages of hospital beds and medical oxygen. The final 24 hours introduced 360,960 new instances for the world’s largest single-day whole, taking India’s tally of infections to almost 18 million.

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