India has set a new record with the country for the fourth consecutive day of COVID-19 cases. The Ministry of Health recorded 349,691 other injuries on Sunday.
The Big Picture: Hospitals are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients and there is an enormous lack of oxygen. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tony Blinken tweeted Late on Saturday, the United States worked closely with the Indian government. He added, “Soon we will provide additional support to the people of India and the champions of health care in India.”
In addition: National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne said the United States will help India with resources and supplies to help combat the spread of cases. It was confirmed in Sunday’s statement.
- Personal protective equipment equipment, rapid diagnostic test kits, treatments and fans are among the supplies available in India.
- The US Development Finance Corporation (DFC) will finance the expansion of manufacturing capacity for a vaccine plant in India so that more doses of the vaccine can be produced.
- The United States will deploy a team of public health advisers from the Center for Disease Control and USAID “to work closely with the US Embassy, Indian Ministries of Health, and personnel of the Indian Epidemic Intelligence Service.”
This post has been updated with information from National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horn.
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