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COVID-19 crisis: EU to send oxygen, medicines to India

European Commission for humanitarian aid Janez Lenarcic wrote on Twitter that the EU executive is already coordinating with EU countries that are ready to provide urgently needed oxygen & medicine rapidly

twitter-logoReuters | April 26, 2021 | Updated 10:19 IST
COVID-19 crisis: EU to send oxygen, medicines to India

The European Commission has activated its EU Civil Protection Mechanism and is seeking to send oxygen and medicine to virus-hit India after receiving a request from Delhi.

India has seen a massive surge in Covid-19 cases in recent days, with hospitals in the capital and across the country turning away patients after running out of medical oxygen and beds.

"Alarmed by the epidemiological situation in India. We are ready to support," Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

"The EU executive is already coordinating with EU countries that are ready to provide urgently needed oxygen & medicine rapidly," European Commission for humanitarian aid Janez Lenarcic wrote on Twitter.

Also read: COVID-19 crisis: Germany to send oxygen, medical aid to India

Also read: US Prez Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris assure India of support amid COVID-19 crisis

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