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US, UK fly in aid to India to help fight second wave of covid-19 infections

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NEW DELHI : Fresh consignments of aid—remdesivir from the US and 1,000 ventilators from the UK—arrived in India overnight Monday even as India battles the brutal second wave of covid-19 infections that has brought the country’s health infrastructure to breaking point.The aircraft carrying 125,000 vials of remdesivir from the US arrived on Sunday, officials said.

The drug, found effective in the treatment of some seriously ill covid-19 cases, is in short supply in India.In the UK, foreign secretary Dominic Raab wrote in a statement posted on Twitter: “We are working closely with India to deliver the equipment they need to tackle this deadly wave of coronavirus.

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