President Joe Biden reiterated that America will stand strong with India in the times of crisis. He said, “We are sending full range of help immediately. It includes Remedisvir and other medicines and also the mechanical parts needed for the vaccine making system.”
Meanwhile, Democrats and Republican lawmakers of the US Parliament are fully supporting Biden’s efforts to further help India. Brad Sherman, a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Senate, said, helping India is our moral obligation.
Congress member Carolyn Boudrioux said, “I am happy that the White House is providing life saving things to India”. Congress MPs Michael Waltz Press, Bill Foster, Raja Krishnamurthy and Senator Robert Menendez also requested the country’s leadership for more help to India.
Apart from these, Parliamentarian Ro Khanna said, “I hope the President will talk to the CEO of Pfizer and allow India to manufacture vaccines for at least six months or a year”. Despite opposition from companies such as Pfizer, Moderna and organizations such as the US Chambers of Commerce, Khanna said, “India is a big market and in the long run this permission will be in America’s economic interest.”
Singapore, Canada, New Zealand, Korea also Extend Help
Singapore, Canada, New Zealand and South Korea have also extended a helping hand for India. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has asked Indian Red Cross a help of one million dollars which includes additional medical supplies.
New Zealand Foreign Minister Nunia Mahuta said, “We will provide $ 7.20 lakh to Red Cross for India. This will include oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, ambulances and necessary medical needs.”
Similarly, Dr. Maliki Osman, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore handed over two planes filled with oxygen cylinders to Indian High Commissioner P. Kumaran on Wednesday. South Korea has also said that it will send oxygen concentrators, PPE kits and other medical supplies to India.
Bharatvanshi Foundation Sending 50 Ventilators
The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (USICOC) Foundation and its partner organizations are sending 50 ventilators to India, among other medical supplies. The Foundation has made arrangements to send 20 ventilators on Wednesday. He will send 30 more ventilators in the next few days. These ventilators will be sent to the Red Cross Society of India in Delhi for distribution in hospitals.
United Nations in Support of India, WHO
In view of the COVID-19 crisis in India, the WHO and the United Nations have also said that the situation is very serious and they are ready to extend all possible help to India.
WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said, in fact, less than 15 percent of the infected need a hospital. In such cases, do not stock medicines, oxygen cylinders or other items.
UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said they are in touch with Indian officials. And we look forward to helping India in every way. The United Nations said that its effort is to keep in mind that nothing should be a burden on India’s health system.
New guideline: Americans Who Have Taken Vaccines Can Go Out Without Masks
The US Health Agency CDC announced in the new guideline for the country. It says that people within the country who have taken full doses of the Corona vaccine are no longer required to wear masks indoors or out of the home. Such people can go to closed stadiums or other places without a masks. 40 percent of adults in the US have received full vaccine doses.
Pakistan: 201 deaths in a day
Pakistan has recorded the highest 201 deaths a day since COVID-19 on Wednesday. With these, 17,530 people have died due to infection in the country so far. Whereas according to the latest figures, the condition of 5,214 patients in the country remains critical. There have been 5,292 new cases in Pakistan within the last 24 hours.