COVID-19: Bangladesh offers emergency medical supplies to India
Bangladesh on Thursday said it stands in solidarity with its close neighbor India at this "critical moment" and offered to send emergency medicines and medical equipment supplies to combat the surge in coronavirus cases. The supplies include about 10,000 vials of injectable anti-viral, oral anti-viral, 30,000 PPE kits, several thousand zinc, calcium, vitamin C, and other essentials, Bangladesh foreign ministry said in a statement.
Will provide further support to India if needed: Statement
It said, "Bangladesh stands in solidarity with its close neighbor India at this critical moment and Dhaka is ready to provide and mobilize support in every possible way to save lives in there."
If needed Dhaka would provide further support to India, the government said.
The Government of Bangladesh expressed deep sorrow and condolences at the loss of lives in India due to COVID-19.
Over 3,00,000 coronavirus cases are being reported daily in India
The statement also mentioned that the thoughts and prayers of Bangladeshis were with the people of India for alleviating their sufferings. Notably, India is struggling with a second wave of the pandemic with more than 3,00,000 daily new coronavirus cases being reported in the past few days, and hospitals are reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds.
Several countries announced medical assistance to help India
Several countries, including the US, Russia, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg, Singapore, Portugal, Sweden, New Zealand, Kuwait, and Mauritius have announced medical assistance to India to help it fight the pandemic.
India reports another single-day spike with 3.8 lakh coronavirus cases
India on Thursday reported 3.8 lakh new cases, a record single-day spike for the second consecutive day even as the test positivity rate rose to 21.4%. The country also recorded its deadliest day yet with over 3,600 fresh fatalities. In its weekly epidemiological update, the World Health Organization (WHO) said India accounted for 38% of the 5.7 million cases reported worldwide last week.