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Maintenance issues delay US flights with COVID-19 aid to India | World News


Washington Washington: The last two flights of COVID-19 aid to India have been delayed and will arrive at least by Wednesday (May 5), the United States Department of Defense has said. The U.S. Transportation Command said Monday (May 3) that the delay was due to maintenance issues.

On Monday (May) morning, the Union Health Ministry said that the number of Kovid-1 cases in India has come down slightly as it has recorded 3,68,147 new coronavirus infections and 3,417 related deaths in the last 24 hours.

On Sunday (May 2), a flight arrived in India from the US carrying 1.25 lakh vials of the anti-viral drug Remedesivir. “The fourth flight from the USA came with 1.25 lakh vials of remedesivir. The support from the United States is welcome,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Arindam Bagchi tweeted.

On Saturday (May 1) night, a US flight arrived in India with 1,000 oxygen cylinders, regulators and other medical devices.

Last week, the U.S. deployed its first two aircraft with early emergency relief supplies, including generously donated early emergency relief supplies from California, rapid diagnostic tests and N95 masks.

The White House also announced that the United States would deliver 100 100 million worth of medical supplies to India in the coming days to provide immediate relief as the country battles a new wave of civil-19 cases. .

Under Emergency Emergency COVID-19 assistance, Washington provides India with 1700 oxygen concentrators, initial delivery of 1,100 cylinders, multiple large-scale oxygen generation units to assist every 20 patients.

The Biden administration has also redirected its own order of AstraZeneca manufacturing supplies to India, which will allow it to make 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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