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.
In the video, Kosenko is seen driving the car with one hand, while his other hand was tied to handcuffs with his girlfriend, who is tied and taped on the top of the car.
According to a statement issued by Air India Express, additional requirements for passengers arriving into the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khamiah airports must conduct PCR tests on the 4th and 8the day after arrival, while quarantine at home.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 1,508 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 688,489.