India is battling with the second wave of Covid-19, which is taking over 2000 lives a day. In a time when India is having less oxygen supply to treat Covid-19 patients, the world countries are stretching out their help and sending much-needed aid to fight the virus.
Now, the United States is sending USD 100 million worth of COVID-19 relief materials to India in the coming days. The White House announced this help while the first flight carrying urgent health supplies left for the South Asian country.
As per reports, the shipment includes 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators. In addition, on this first flight, they are sending 960,000 Rapid Diagnostic Tests to identify infections early to help prevent the community spread of the virus, and 1,00,000 N95 masks to protect the country’s frontline warriors.
Meanwhile, India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surged past 200,000 on Wednesday. The country reported 360,960 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, which is the largest single-day total.