EU extends support to India amid COVID-19 crisis

at 6:10 pm

New Delhi (NVI): The European Union (EU) today extended its support to India amid rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country leading shortage of hospital beds and medical-grade oxygen.

European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic said that Europeon Union will do its utmost to moblilise assistance to support people of India amid this crisis.

Janez Lenarcic informed that the EU has activated its Civil Protection Mechanism to help India.

“Upon request for assistance by India, we have activated the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The Flag of European Union will do its utmost to mobilise assistance to support people of Flag of India. Our ERCC is already coordinating EU MS that are ready to provide urgently needed oxygen & medicine rapidly,” Janez Lenarcic tweeted.

Several leaders from countries like Australia, China, Pakistan, Bhutan have expressed solidarity with India.

India recorded 3,49,691 new COVID-19 cases. According to the Union Health Ministry, the country has recorded 2,767 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

The country’s total infection count has reached 1,69,60,172 cases, while 1,92,311 people have so far succumbed to the viral infection so far.

There are 26,82,751 active COVID-19 cases in the country, said the official data of the ministry.