COVID-19: US lawmakers praise Biden administration for helping India

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Washington, May 1: Expressing concern over the situation arising due to Coronavirus in India, US lawmakers have praised the Biden administration for helping the country with $ 100 million. Congress member Tom Suzy said, “The situation in India is grave and very heartbreaking.” Senate member Corey Booker tweeted, “We can’t forget that this is a global epidemic. We have to help other countries get the vaccines and supplies needed to fight COVID-19. This is the right step of President Biden because India (of the virus) is struggling with uncontrolled proliferation and frustrating shortcomings. “

Suzy said, “Showing our solidarity with India fighting a new wave of Kovid-19 cases, the Biden administration has committed to supply over $ 100 million worth of essential oxygen and related equipment, PPE and advances.” Assistance, screening and vaccine production supplies, medicines and public health support for health workers of the country. ” He said that US government aid flights started reaching India from Friday and they will continue next week. Suzy said, “Our Indian American community is scared and worried about their family and friends at home there. We are connected with each other and the people of India need our prayers along with the humanitarian aid of our country. ” Also read: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik said openly on his retirement, gave a big statement

Indian-American MP Pramila Jaipal said that this is a global epidemic and no one can overcome it unless the virus is eradicated from everywhere. Jaipal said, “India needs our help and it is our moral responsibility to succeed in recovering from this difficult situation.” Extending a helping hand, the airline Boeing announced on Friday a $ 10 million emergency aid package to support India’s war against Kovid-19. The company said in a statement that this help will be sent by Boeing to organizations engaged in relief operations, including medical supplies and emergency healthcare for communities and families struggling with Kovid-19.

Boeing said that it will send $ 10 million in aid to those areas that need it the most, by partnering with local and international aid organizations and consulting with medical, government and public health experts. Earlier, MasterCard had also announced a grant of 10 million dollars to India. On the other hand, the Biden administration also said that even though the situation of Kovid-19 in India is appalling, the corona virus cases have not reached the peak yet. Gail E. Smith, coordinator of the Ministry of External Affairs for Global Covid Response and Health Protection, told reporters, “The situation is very serious in India due to increasing cases of viruses. In India, cases are increasing almost every day. I am afraid that this crisis has not yet reached its peak. ” Smith said that cases are said to be at a peak when there is a gap between people getting infected, getting sick and treating them. Also read: America White House: US will deploy additional forces in Afghanistan for military security

He said, “This problem needs immediate and continuous attention for some time. That is why we have given immediate attention to oxygen, PPE, vaccine production supplies, testing and other critical supplies. “US Vice President Kamala Devi Harris called the situation of Corona virus infection in India a” tragedy “and said that she has to fight this challenge. Has pledged to help the country. Harris told reporters in Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, “There is no doubt that it is a great tragedy in terms of the dead and as I have said before and then I will say that as a nation we have helped the people of India.” Has committed to it. ” Earlier, the White House had announced restrictions on travel from India due to “too many cases of Kovid-19” in India and several variants of the virus.

Harris said that she has not been able to speak to her family in India since the news of the sanctions became public.

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