US oxygen cylinders, equipment and test kits arrive in India

Updated 47 minutes ago Published on April 30, 2021 at 3:30 PM

A US Air Force aircraft after landing with Covid-19 relief supplies on April 30 at the cargo terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Aid includes 400 oxygen cylinders, hospital equipment and virus tests. – AFP image, April 30, 2021.

The United States’ first emergency aid to India arrived today as the country grapples with a devastating spike in Covid-19 cases that has overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums.

Deliveries arrived as India recorded an additional 385,000 new cases – a new world record – and nearly 3,500 deaths in the past 24 hours. This is based on official data, which many experts suggest will not reach the real figure.

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