- So far, solely two US Air Force flights have landed in India
- Officials, nonetheless, didn’t say how this could influence the emergency support
- The United States will proceed to evaluate the state of affairs, Pentagon stated
US Air Force flights that have been scheduled to go away for India with important life-saving provides have been delayed until Wednesday as a result of upkeep points, the Pentagon stated on Monday.
“We just received word from USTRANSCOM that the flights for India are “delayed till a minimum of Wednesday as a result of upkeep points”, a Pentagon spokesperson stated.
So far, solely two US Air Force flights have landed in India.
Three US Air Force C-5 Super Galaxies and one C-17 Globemaster have been scheduled to go away for India Monday to ship crucial provides amid a surge in coronavirus instances.
Officials, nonetheless, didn’t say how this could influence the emergency support provides to India, specifically life-saving oxygen cylinders and concentrators.
Earlier within the day, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby instructed reporters that the US will proceed to fly its planes with well being care provides for India, which has confronted one of many worst outbreaks of COVID-19 on the planet. Three US Air Force C-5 Super Galaxies and one C-17 Globemaster are persevering with to ship crucial healthcare provides to India, which is experiencing one of many worst outbreaks of COVID-19, the Pentagon stated.
“We proceed to help the federal government and the folks of India as they proceed to wrestle with their COVID outbreak,” Kirby stated.
US Transportation Command and its parts proceed to show their functionality to offer instant help to a accomplice nation, he stated.
The United States will proceed to evaluate the state of affairs, he stated.
“We’ll keep in contact with our counterparts in India, ought to there be a necessity for added assist. The (protection) secretary was very clear in talking to his counterpart in India that we’ll proceed to do no matter we will to assist,” Kirby stated.
Meanwhile, Senator Amy Klobuchar stated the tragic disaster in India is a reminder that “we will solely beat COVID-19 if we beat it all over the place”.
The United States, she stated “is stepping up and offering reduction and support to our ally on this time of great and heart-breaking want”.
Congressman Alan Lowenthal stated the Biden Administration has taken early constructive steps however the scale of the tragedy in India is just insufferable.
“We should do extra to facilitate entry to vaccines. We have an obligation to save lots of lives and to cut back the danger of terrifying new variants,” he stated.
“The COVID disaster in India is heartbreaking and will have big implications for the remainder of the world. The struggle towards this pandemic is a worldwide one and we should do our half to assist fight this surge and save lives,” Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton stated in a tweet.
“India is in disaster. President Biden’s determination to ship provides and vaccine doses to India is a essential one. But we should additionally eradicate vaccine patents – and work to broaden vaccine manufacturing and availability globally. We should work to save lots of lives all over the place,” Congresswoman Cori Bush tweeted.
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