The Jewish state has sent its second shipment of medical supplies to COVID-torn India as of the weekend; More shipments are expected very shortly; Ashkenazi: We stand by India in these difficult times…
While struggling a great deal with a new strain of COVID-19, India has received a second shipment of medical supplies from the Jewish state. The first shipment arrived earlier this week, and more shipments are expected very soon. It is the Indian Air Force that has been responsible for transporting all of the different medical supplies, including those which are most needed, generators and ventilators.
At least one report revealed that there were over 350 oxygen concentrators delivered Friday. The two countries have a history of helping each other during the pandemic. India sent a reported five tons of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to Israel last April, not long after COVID entered the scene.
Amid the shipments, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi stated, “We stand by India the way it stood by us in the first weeks of the Corona crisis when they facilitated the arrival of vital medical equipment to Israel.”
He took to Twitter, saying, “In the coming days, further planeloads of aid are expected to take off from Israel to our friends in #India.”
India has reported nearly 22 million COVID-19 cases and close to 240K deaths.