London will ship greater than 600 items of kit to New Delhi to assist its fight towards the virus, following a request from India and Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging the UK would do “all it can” to assist.
“We stand side by side with India as a friend and partner during what is a deeply concerning time in the fight against Covid-19,” Johnson stated in an announcement.
“Vital medical tools, together with lots of of oxygen concentrators and ventilators, is now on its manner from the UK to India to assist efforts to stop the tragic lack of life from this horrible virus.
“We will continue to work closely with the Indian government during this difficult time and I’m determined to make sure that the UK does everything it can to support the international community in the global fight against pandemic.”
Until the disaster broke, Johnson had been due to journey to the nation Sunday. But the three day go to has been postponed.
Britain’s Foreign Office, which is funding the aid, stated the primary cargo would go away the nation Sunday, arriving in New Delhi within the early hours of Tuesday, with additional shipments following later within the week.
In whole, 9 airline container-loads of provides, together with 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 handbook ventilators, will probably be despatched to the nation, stated the ministry.
“The UK is working closely with the Government of India to identify further assistance it can provide in the coming days,” it added.