US President Biden assures “Whole Series Of Help” to India to fight COVID-19 surge

In the last 24 hours, India witnessed 3.62 Lakhs new cases and 3,200 deaths amid the partial lockdown/curfew across many states.


On Wednesday, The President of the United States, Joe Biden said that the US is sending a “whole series” of help to India to help battle the COVID-19 crisis, during his remarks on the US COVID-19 Response.

Biden noted that India had helped the United States during the early stages of the pandemic when the latter was in a “bind”.

“I spoke at length with PM Modi, we are sending immediately a whole series of help that it (India) needs including providing Remdesivir and other drugs that can deal with the disease and help recovery,” Biden said.

“We are sending actual mechanical parts that are needed for the machinery they have to build vaccine. I have also discussed with him (PM Modi) when we will be able to send actual vaccines to India which will be my intention to do. When we were in a bind at the very beginning, India helped us,” he added.

 

During a telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Joe Biden on Monday, the latter pledged America’s “steadfast support” for the people of India who have been impacted by the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

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On Monday, the White House announced that the United States is exploring options to provide oxygen supply to India.

 


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