UK sending 1,000 more ventilators to India

UK sending 1,000 more ventilators to India
# 02 May 2021 22:42 (UTC +04:00)

A further 1,000 ventilators will be sent to help coronavirus-hit India, the UK government has announced, APA reports.

As India continues to report soaring infections and record deaths, the UK's chief medical and scientific officers have also spoken with their counterparts there to offer advice.

The latest assistance is on top of a package of support announced last week.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "The UK will always be there for India in its time of need."

He added: "I am deeply moved by the surge of support the British people have provided to the people of India and am pleased the UK government has been able to play our part in providing life-saving assistance."

No 10 said Mr Johnson will hold a virtual meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to discuss deepening cooperation between the UK and India

India recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll since the pandemic began - 3,689 - and has become the first country to register more than 400,000 new cases in a single day.

Mr Modi met his health minister on Sunday morning to review the crisis.

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