Foreign aid heads to India amid COVID case spikes

4 May 2021
2021-05-04 12:39

Meanwhile, United States and other countries are continuing to rush aid to India, where nearly 370,000 new COVID-19 cases and more than 3,400 deaths were reported on Monday. The Indian health ministry says it has confirmed 19.9 million COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Last week the White House announced it will restrict travel from India to the United States starting May 4th.

However, the U.S. is still delivering therapeutics, rapid virus tests, and oxygen to India, along with some materials needed for India to boost its domestic production of COVID-19 vaccines. Additionally, a CDC team of public health experts was expected to be on the ground soon to help Indian health officials move to slow the spread of the virus.

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