A woman receives a dose of vaccine against the coronavirus disease in India. Reuters
The first shipment of Covid medical supplies from Britain to India, including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators, arrived early Tuesday, the foreign ministry said.
Foreign ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi tweeted photos of the equipment being unloaded from a German Lufthansa aircraft in New Delhi, calling it "international cooperation at work."
Britain, one of several countries to announce sending help as India's health care system buckles under a huge surge in coronavirus cases, is dispatching more than 600 pieces of vital medical equipment.
In total, nine airline container loads of supplies, including 495 oxygen concentrators, 120 non-invasive ventilators and 20 manual ventilators, will be sent this week, according to the British High Commission in New Delhi.
Johnson had already postponed the trip once from January, when COVID-19 infections were high in Britain. Infections in India are currently surging as the country endures a second wave of the virus.
After the departure of the flight, the official Twitter handle of Goa's Dabolim International Airport said: "Matter of relief that guests shall be safe home amid COVID-19 crisis. AAI (Airport Authority of India) committed for service. Bon voyage".
The Indian authorities have launched efforts to locate the passengers who flew to India last month from the UK after 20 people tested positive for the new, more virulent strain — up by 14 cases since Tuesday.
The elections of the world’s greatest democracy carried on Tuesday, with Narendra Modi casting his own vote. His pitch for a second five-year term of office as prime minister, has been the strength of the economy – pushing India into becoming the world’s fastest-growing large country, faster even that China. This year India is also set to become the world’s fifth largest economy, passing the UK, and behind only the US, China, Japan and Germany.
As part of the participation of the Ministry of Community Development in the 6th edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2022 with the support of the National Programme for Happiness and Wellbeing, organised a Fitness Tournament at the Dubai Centre for People of Determination.
An Emirati employer who arrived at the POLO-Dubai simultaneously with the arrival of Gulf Today at 9:30 a.m. said going there has been regular for him because he and his wife know the importance of their three household workers being fully documented.
To celebrate the heritage of ancestors, from 9am on November 26, the people of Al Bataeh will stay in the desert for a full day to revive Emirati traditions and the lifestyle of the past.
The "Grain from Ukraine" initiative demonstrated global food security was "not just empty words" for Kyiv, he said. The Kremlin says food exported from Ukraine's Black Sea ports under a UN-brokered plan has not been reaching the most vulnerable countries.