Govt-19: India break infection record; EU and UK announce aid – 25/04/2021

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The European Union (EU) will provide “assistance” to India, which is facing new contamination cases by Covit-19 and is implementing its European civil defense mechanism, European Commission President Ursula van der Lion announced on Twitter on Sunday (25).

The European Union (EU) will provide “assistance” to India, which is facing new contamination cases by Covit-19 and is implementing its European civil defense mechanism, European Commission President Ursula van der Lion announced on Twitter on Sunday (25).

Established in 2001, this mechanism allows Coalition member states to coordinate their assistance and distribute resources globally. A large-scale emergency, Which cannot be resolved by the civil defense of a country alone.

“The EU is mobilizing its resources to respond quickly to India’s request for assistance through the EU civil defense mechanism,” said Van der Leyen, who said he was “alert to the epidemic situation” in the country.

At the heart of the mechanism is the Emergency Response Coordination Center (ERCC), which is already coordinating EU member states ready to deliver emergency oxygen and medicines, European Social Commission Commissioner Janes Lenarsic announced on the same social network.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also announced on Sunday that her government was preparing to provide emergency assistance to India. In a message on Twitter, Merkel “expressed all her support for the Indian people for the horrific suffering that Covit-19 is once again inflicting on the people”, noting that the fight against the epidemic is a common struggle and that Germany exists. Unity India “.

British equipment

The British government said in a statement on Sunday that it was sending more than 600 emergency medical equipment to India. “Hundreds of vital medical equipment, including oxygen concentrators and respirators, are now moving from the UK to India to support efforts to prevent the tragic loss of human lives caused by this deadly virus,” the UK Prime Minister said. Kingdom, Boris Johnson.

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After talks with the Indian government, the equipment will leave the UK from this Sunday and is expected to arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday (27) morning, the statement said.

“The first supply of life-saving equipment in India will provide essential assistance in coping with moving scenes in India,” said Health Minister Matt Hancock, who called on governments in various countries to “work together to tackle this terrible disease.”

Other deliveries are expected to take place during the week, the report notes. In total, nine cargoes carrying 495 oxygen concentrators and 140 respirators will be dispatched.

Like Exacerbation of the health crisis, Boris Johnson’s three-day visit to the country, scheduled for Sunday, had to be postponed.

With India 1.3 billion people, Faces A new contaminant by Govit-19. On Sunday, the country recorded about 350,000 new infections in 24 hours, with an additional 2,767 deaths per day.

(With information from international companies)

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