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UAE sends 500,000 Favipiravir Tablets to virus-hit India


Boxes of Favipiravir Tablets seen kept at an Indian port.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The UAE has send 500,000 Favipiravir Tablets to India, which has been struggling to contain the deadly second wave of crornavirus.

Thanking the UAE, Arindam Bagchi, an official spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, has tweeted that “India appreciates gift of another 0.5 million Favipiravir Tablets from our friend UAE.”

India on Friday has reported 343,144 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, taking its overall caseload past the 24 million mark, while deaths from COVID-19 rose by 4,000.

India envoy tweet on UAE help

The UAE has affirmed that it stands in full solidarity with the Republic of India amidst the resurgence in COVID-19 cases and the challenging health situation in the country.

Last week Emirates Airlines has set up a humanitarian airbridge between Dubai and India to transport urgent medical and relief items, to support India in its fight to control the serious COVID-19 situation in the country.

Emirates will offer cargo capacity free of charge on an "as available" basis on all of its flights to nine cities in India, to help international NGOs deliver relief supplies rapidly to where it is needed.

In the past weeks, Emirates SkyCargo has already been transporting medicines and medical equipment on scheduled and charter cargo flights to India.

This latest airbridge initiative takes Emirates’ support for India and for the NGO community to the next level.

On May 2 the UAE had sent an aid plane containing seven metric tons of medical supplies to India.

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