Blinken announced additional aid to India in connection with the situation with COVID-19

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The United States will provide additional assistance to India in response to the coronavirus situation. About this on April 24 on his page in Twitter written by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

Washington has sincere sympathy for Indians in the midst of an infectious disease outbreak, he said.

“We are working closely with our partners in the government of India, we will promptly provide additional support to the people of India and heroes, health care,” – said the head of American diplomacy. The head of the US State Department did not give details of the assistance.

The day before, India recorded the maximum number of new cases of COVID-19, 346 786 new patients were noted per day, 2.6 thousand people died. According to, hospitals in the north and west of the country, including in the capital New Delhi, report a lack of oxygen for patients with coronavirus. Patients die without waiting for medical attention.

On April 21, a new variant of the coronavirus was identified in the Indian state of West Bengal. Experts have discovered initial sequences in line B.1.618.

India ranks second in the world in the number of cases of COVID-19, more than 15.9 million cases of infection have been detected in the country, of which more than 184 thousand patients have died.