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Russia to send medical aid to India

Moscow: Russia will send medical aid to India in the next few days to help in fight against second COVID wave, Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

“In the spirit of friendship and privileged strategic Indian-Russian partnership, the Russian leadership has decided to send an urgent flight of the Russian emergency services to India to help fight the sharp increase in the coronavirus infections by delivering substantial aid,” Russian news agency Sputnik quoted the Ministry as saying.

According to the statement, the aid will include: oxygen concentrators, artificial lung ventilation machines, COVID-19 medication and other necessary medical supplies and medicines.

India on Wednesday, reported 3,60,960 fresh cases of the Novel Coronavirus and 3,293 casualties in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day spike in cases and deaths in 24 hours since the pandemic hit.

The fresh addition took the total tally to 1,79,97,267 while the death toll crossed the grim milestone of two lakh-mark to stand at 2,01,187.

Earlier, many countries such as, US, UK Germany, New Zealand and others had vowed to help India in fight against the virus.

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