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UK to send 1,000 more ventilators to COVID-battered India


The United Kingdom (UK) government said yesterday it will send 1,000 more ventilators to India to further boost the Asian country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

India has taken a battering for weeks now, reporting more than 300,000 daily new infections for more than 10 consecutive days.

The situation has rendered hospitals, morgues and crematoriums overwhelmed, as experts project that the situation may peak in the coming weeks.

Reports indicate that fields have been turned into crematoriums in some regions to cater for the ever-rising number of virus-related deaths.

“This support will help urgently meet some of India’s acute needs, particularly oxygen for patients,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement. “We are determined to help our Indian friends in their hour of need.”

By Sunday, India had reported 19,557,457 COVID-19 infections with 215,542 deaths.

The caseload is the second-highest in the world, shadowed only by the tally registered by the U.S.

On the other hand, India’s virus fatalities are the fourth-highest globally.

Besides the U.K., other countries have also sent medical aid and experts to India, including France and Germany.

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