According to a comprehensive report, the number of COVID-19 cases in India continues to break records. Prime Minister Modi said the new wave of “tsunami like” epidemic has shocked the country. The country’s health care system is facing enormous pressure. The United States, which had been indifferent to India’s request for help, finally agreed to provide assistance to its allies. Western countries such as Britain and the European Union also said they would help India to fight the epidemic.
Modi: “tsunami like” epidemic has shocked the country
On April 25 local time, 349691 new confirmed cases were reported in India, setting the highest new record in a single day since the outbreak of the epidemic in India for four consecutive days and the highest new record in a single country in the world.
The spread of the epidemic in India has led to oxygen supply crisis in many hospitals. Many medical staff, staff and ordinary people bring oxygen bottles to oxygen filling stations. A worker fills a medical oxygen tank in a facility on the outskirts of Chennai.
According to the data compiled by Agence France Presse, India has reported more than 2 million new cases in the past seven days, an increase of 58% over the previous week.
The capital, New Delhi, announced an extension of the blockade for a week on the 25th. New Delhi is the worst hit area of the epidemic. Local hospitals are already overloaded, and there is a serious shortage of medical oxygen and drugs.
Indian Prime Minister Modi delivered a national speech on the same day, urging all people to get vaccinated and remain vigilant. He said a new wave of “tsunami like” epidemic has shaken the country.
According to the government’s internal assessment report quoted by the Indian Express, the epidemic in India is not expected to reach its peak until mid May, when there may be about 500000 new cases per day.
the United States, indifferent to the call for help, finally reaches for a helping hand
The continuous deterioration of the epidemic situation in India has aroused great concern of the international community, and many countries have promised to provide more anti epidemic assistance to India soon.
Information picture: on May 27, 2020 local time, a photo studio in India developed a new field of work during the epidemic period to help customers make their own masks. From then on, they are no longer afraid to wear masks and not recognize each other.
Facing an epidemic situation that is almost out of control in India, the US government, which had been indifferent to the call for help, finally announced on the 25th that the United States would immediately export raw materials for the new crown vaccine to India, and provide medical equipment and protective equipment to help India cope with the rapid rebound of the epidemic.
There are still millions of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine in the United States, and the U.S. medical regulatory agency has not authorized the emergency use of this vaccine. American infectious disease expert fudge said on the 25th that the United States may consider shipping this batch of vaccines to India.
In addition to the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union will also provide further assistance to India. British Prime Minister Johnson said Britain will provide medical equipment, including respirators and medical oxygen, and France will also provide oxygen assistance. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the German government is preparing to provide emergency aid to India.
“The EU is concentrating its resources to respond quickly to India’s request for assistance through the EU civil protection mechanism,” European Commission President Frederick von Draine said
Pakistan also expressed its willingness to provide medical equipment and materials for India. The country’s nonprofit charity, the Edhi International Foundation, has offered to provide India with 50 ambulances.
prevent the spread of mutated virus and tighten the entry restrictions in Europe and other places
The mutated virus reported by India continues to spread. Recently, many countries have found people infected with the virus and issued entry restrictions against India.
Data chart: on July 21, 2020 local time, a health volunteer from a non-governmental organization in Mumbai, India, wore protective clothing and smart helmet with thermal scanning sensor to check residents’ body temperature door to door in a residential area.
Belgian authorities said on the 22nd that 20 Indian nursing students from Paris, France, were positive for the variant virus found in India in Belgium.
On April 23 local time, a case of variant virus infection reported by India was detected in patray, Greece; Swiss public health authorities said on the 24th that Switzerland found the first case of mutated virus infection reported by India.
The Dutch Ministry of transport announced on the 25th that due to the new mutation of the virus, the Netherlands will ban the entry of airliners from India from 6 pm on April 26 to May 1.
Italian health minister Speranza also said on the social networking site that he had signed an order banning foreign tourists who had stayed in India in the past 14 days.
In addition to the Netherlands and Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Iran and Kuwait have recently taken similar measures to ban visitors from India.