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In a phone call with Prime Minister Modi, Joe Biden pledges strong support to the people of India | India News


US President Joe Biden, in a phone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday pledged strong support from his entire administration to the people of India in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the White House said.
Biden spoke with Modi and pledged that the United States and India will work closely together in the fight against Covid-19.
“The president pledged the strong support of the United States to the people of India who have been affected by the recent surge in Covid-19 cases,” the White House said in a reading of the call.
In response, the United States is providing a variety of emergency assistance, including oxygen-related supplies, vaccine supplies and therapies, the White House said.
“Prime Minister Modi expressed his appreciation for the strong cooperation between the two countries. The two leaders resolved that the United States and India will continue shoulder to shoulder in the effort to protect our citizens and the health of our communities,” said the reading of the call.
This was the first call between the two leaders after the outbreak of the deadly Covid-19 wave in India.
India is battling a second wave of the pandemic with more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases reported daily in recent days, and hospitals in several states are reeling from shortages of medical oxygen and beds.
The total Covid-19 case count in India has risen to 1,73,13,163, while active cases have crossed the 28 lakh mark. The death toll rose to 1.95,123 with a record 2,812 new deaths, according to official data.

Times of India