International aid arrives in India to combat deadly Covid crisis

Ventilators arrived from the UK early on Tuesday morning and will be followed by oxygen containers from Dubai

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International aid has been arriving in India and a number of countries have pledged to join in the fight against Covid, as the country’s healthcare is system pushed to the brink of collapse by a deadly second wave.

On Tuesday morning, a flight from the UK carrying vital medical supplies including ventilators landed. Six oxygen containers will also be flown in from Dubai on Tuesday and in a phone conversation between Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden on Monday, Biden pledged “America’s steadfast support” to India by providing oxygen-related supplies and vaccine raw materials.

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