Several countries have pledged to send urgent supplies to India as the country is failing due to shortages of air and chemicals between second destructive wave of coronavirus.
The United States Sabbath said it was working to send medicine to India, COVID-19 emergency equipment, ventilators and self-defense equipment and to try to re-supply oxygen.
The White House said in a statement that it had identified the source of India’s production equipment for the Covishield vaccine and that this would make it possible.
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen sent a message that the agency was “using its resources to urgently support India’s request for assistance”.
France, the United Kingdom and Germany also pledged their support. Pakistan, a close ally, provided medical supplies and supplies after Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote prayers for “speedy recovery”.
He was terrified of the diseases found in India. We are ready to help.
The EU is joining forces to urgently respond to India’s request for assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
We have full fellowship with the people of India! https://t.co/Pv8ezFPdS3
– Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) April 25, 2021
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International efforts to help India intensified on Sunday as the COVID-19 crisis escalated. Sickness and death are a major factor.
Medical machines have tried to deal with a large number, reports a severe shortages of oxygen and chemicals and families of patients requesting television assistance.
India has recorded 349,691 new cases and 2,767 deaths in the last 24 hours – the highest since the outbreak began.
India’s capital, New Delhi, with a population of 20 million and the country’s worst-hit city, has closed its closure the following week.
New Delhi on Saturday also reported more than 24,000 cases – more than a quarter of those expected to return positive results – and 357 deaths.
“We are in the midst of the worst crisis our country has been facing since the 1947 division,” Radix Healthcare’s Dr Ritesh Malik told Al Jazeera.
“We are seeing people at risk of constantly searching for air, beds, medicine and other items like paracetamol in small towns in India,” he added.
Shaken by ‘storm’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a radio interview every Sunday that India was hit by a “hurricane” while urging people to be vaccinated so that “they do not get carried away by any rumors about the vaccine”.
The country has vaccinated about 141 million so far, but experts say the vaccine program needs to be intensified in a world of 1.3 billion people.
There has been a lot of criticism from Modi’s government over the alleged arrests.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Twitter confirmed that it had retained several tweets protesting against the issue after the New Delhi Act ordered it.
“If (the content) is proven to be illegal in some cases, but does not violate the Twitter rules, we may restrict access to India only,” a senior journalist said in a statement.
Some tweets included comments, including from local lawmakers, about health.
The IT ministry told the AFP news agency that it had asked Twitter to remove 100 posts, adding that there was “misuse of social media by other users to spread false or misleading news and threaten the COVID-19 crisis in India”.
Governments and other regions have set limits on travel and events, with India-led Kashmir on Saturday announcing the weekend.
Ambulance alarms were sounded on unpaved roads in the northern city of Lucknow in India’s densely populated district, beating Uttar Pradesh, over the weekend.
In New Delhi, there were riots outside some hospitals.
“No one but my wife and child have left me on the road with a friend,” Sehdev Bhatta, whose wife was lying in the back of the ambulance breathing with the help of an oxygen tank, told Al Jazeera outside Lok Nayak Hospital.
“Nobody can take care of us. We are not sleeping and I have tried many hospitals, ”he added.
Mohammed Haneef, a Lok Nayak defender, told Al Jazeera that the dispute was going well.
“I work hard. We try to help correct people but they do not listen. People are very upset. Some are weak. ”
The government said on Sunday that equipment for 500 gallons of air should be installed in hospitals. Oxygen supplies were also promoted through special trains and international airlines.