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Covid-19: Fifth shipment with 545 oxygen concentrators arrives from the US | India News

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NEW DELHI: The fifth in a series of shipments carrying 545 oxygen concentrators arrived from the United States on Tuesday, as part of Covid-19 assistance.
“The fifth in a series of shipments with medical equipment arrives from the United States. This one with 545 oxygen concentrators. I appreciate the support of the United States,” said Arindam Bagchi, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) in a tweet.

The US Department of Defense has said that the last two Covid-19 aid flights scheduled for India have been delayed and will arrive at least until Wednesday. The US Transportation Command said Monday the delay is due to maintenance issues.
This comes as India recorded a slight drop in Covid-19 cases, recording 3,68,147 new coronavirus infections and 3,417 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry reported Monday morning. .
On Sunday, a flight from the United States carrying bottles of 1.25 lakhs of an anti-viral drug Remdesivir landed in India. On Saturday night a flight from the United States landed in India carrying 1,000 oxygen cylinders, regulators and other medical equipment.
Last week, the US deployed its first two aircraft carrying the initial emergency relief supplies, including oxygen cylinders, regulators and pulse oximeters generously donated by California, rapid diagnostic tests and N95 masks.
In addition, the White House had also announced that the United States will deliver more than $ 100 million worth of medical supplies in the coming days to India to provide urgent aid as the country battles a new wave of Covid-19 cases.



Times of India

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