The Russian Foreign Ministry told about preparations for sending medical aid to India

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Zamir Kabulov, special envoy of the Russian president for Afghanistan, director of the Second Asia Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s planes with a batch of medical aid to combat COVID-19 of a new type are planned to be sent to India on April 28.

“The sides of the Emergencies Ministry are now being prepared. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, our embassy (in New Delhi – Ed.) Are busy providing the passage of these aircraft to India. There are technical issues that are now being resolved by colleagues, ”he clarified to TASS.

Earlier that day, it became known that Russia would send a large shipment of medical aid to India, including ventilators, to help the country fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Also on April 28, it was reported that India registered a new world record for the number of COVID-19 infected per day. So, in 24 hours, as of April 28, 360,960 new cases were detected in the country. At the same time, the number of deaths associated with complications from coronavirus infection in the country increased by 3293 per day – up to 201,187.

On March 24, a new type of COVID-19 with a double mutation was identified in India. It was noted that British, Brazilian and South African mutations of the coronavirus also entered the country.

In April, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the state was rocked by a “coronavirus storm.” According to him, in New Delhi, for four days in a row, people died from COVID-19 every four minutes.