The number of Corona cases in the world exceeds 150 million, the situation in India is alarming

Web Desk. The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 150 million, while the epidemic situation in India remains alarming. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 3,162,000 people have died worldwide so for.

On the other hand, 370,000 cases of coronavirus are being confirmed daily in India while 3,600 people have died in the last 24 hours. In view of this situation, the first consignment of aid from the United States arrived in India on Friday.

According to AFP, 400 oxygen cylinders, other medical supplies, and 1 million quick test kits arrived at New Delhi International Airport in a military plane called Super Galaxy. The consignment was dispatched from the Travis Military Base in the US state of California following talks this week between US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The State Department spokesman Ned Price said Thursday, “The United States will deliver $100 million worth of supplies in the coming days to provide immediate assistance to our partners in India.”

U.S. officials said the shipment of goods donated by companies and individuals to India would continue until next week. Extensive international assistance has been launched to help India cope with the deteriorating Coronavirus situation.

Japan also announced on Friday that it would deliver 300 oxygen concentrators and 300 ventilators to India. The Japanese foreign minister said, “Japan stands with its friend and allies India in the fight against its Covid-19 epidemic through additional emergency assistance.”

Earlier in the day, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had told the media that more than 40 countries had pledged to send critical medical supplies, especially oxygen supplies.

Promised supplies from the UK, Russia, UAE, Qatar, Australia, and other countries include 550 oxygen generating plants, more than 4,000 oxygen concentrators, 10,000 oxygen cylinders, and 17 cryogenic tanks.

More than 200,000 people have died of the virus in India so far. More than 45,000 of them died in April alone. Although many other countries have higher per capita mortality rates. More than 400,000 people have died so far in Brazil, which has a population equivalent to one-sixth of India’s population.

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