US, France, UK to help India fight COVID-19

(VOVWORLD) - The White House said Sunday that the US will immediately send raw materials for COVID-19 vaccines, medical equipment, and protective gear to help India respond to a massive surge in coronavirus infections.

US, France, UK to help India fight COVID-19 - ảnh 1Medical workers transfer a COVID-19 patient to a health center in Mumbai, India on April 22, 2021 (Photo: AFP / VNA)

The French Presidential Office said the same day that France will send respiratory equipment to India in the coming days.

The UK pledged more than 600 pieces of medical equipment to India. The first shipment of equipment will arrive in New Delhi in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

India’s medical system has suffered a serious shortage of equipment as the number of new infections has risen at an alarming rate. India has recorded nearly 17 million COVID-19 infections and more than 192,000 deaths.

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