India will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all adults, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, in an effort to rein in a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands and led to the world’s second-highest tally of infections. Modi’s announcement on national television came after weeks of criticism of a bungled vaccine rollout that… Read More Indian PM Narendra Modi announces free coronavirus vaccines for all adults
Emirates airline said on Sunday it will fly medical supplies from Dubai to nine cities in India free of charge from this week to help battle a devastating upsurge in the coronavirus. International aid has poured in for India, where record infection rates have overwhelmed hospitals, depleting medicines, oxygen tanks and other supplies. Earlier this… Read More Emirates airline to fly medical aid to India for free
Israel will begin sending emergency medical aid, including badly needed oxygen equipment, to India on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said, to help fight the world’s biggest COVID-19 surge. In a statement on Monday, the ministry said a series of flights throughout the week would carry aid that included thousands of group and individual oxygen generators,… Read More Israel to send emergency medical aid to India
Britain will send another 1,000 ventilators to India, the government said on Sunday, stepping up its support as India’s healthcare system struggles to cope with a huge surge in cases of COVID-19. India has reported more than 300,000 daily cases for more than 10 days straight, leaving hospitals, morgues and crematoriums overwhelmed. The British government… Read More Britain to send 1,000 additional ventilators to help tackle coronavirus crisis in India
Chinese President Xi Jinping offered to help India fight against the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported on Friday. Xi also expressed his condolences to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “China is willing to enhance cooperation with India on fighting COVID-19 and provide support and assistance to India,” state television quoted Xi as saying.
Barclays has funded 1 million pounds (an equivalent of $1.4 million) worth of medical supplies for India in the last week, as British banks with big operations in the country increase support to their own staff and wider communities. India’s total coronavirus cases exceeded 18 million on Thursday after another record number of daily infections… Read More British banks make donations for coronavirus medical supplies to help India
Indians struggled to register online for a mass vaccination drive set to begin at the weekend as the country’s toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000 on Wednesday, worsened by shortages of hospital beds and medical oxygen. The second wave of infections has seen at least 300,000 people test positive each day for the past… Read More Indians clamour for coronavirus vaccination as death toll passes 200,000