France To Provide "Significant" Oxygen Support To India

France To Provide

It's pursuing options to generate oxygen on an "urgent basis".

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White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan spoke by phone Sunday with his Indian counterpart, Ajit Doval, and expressed sympathy and support. "If we are to truly unite in beating this virus, on behalf of the vaccine industry outside the USA, I humbly request you to lift the embargo of raw material exports out of the U.S. so that vaccine production can ramp up", he tweeted. However, there was no mention of the US shipping ready-to-use vaccines from its stockpiles.

"We are working around the clock to deploy more supplies and support to our friends and partners in India as they bravely battle this pandemic".

According to a readout from The White House, Sullivan affirmed America's solidarity with India, the two countries with the greatest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.

The grim scenes from Delhi fuelled a backlash against the United States online, with celebrities, activists and experts calling for Washington to do more - including to lift an export ban on the raw materials that would allow India to make its own vaccine.

The US has once again refused to lift restrictions on export of raw materials used in covid vaccine manufacturing in India. The administration denied that outright embargoes exist.

Sunday's statement from Ms. Horne detailed other forms of immediate assistance to India.

Merkel held out what was perceived in some quarters as a veiled threat on the issue of India calibrating Covid-19 vaccine exports since last month in order to focus on its domestic immunisation programme.

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India, the world's most-populous democracy, is a vital USA partner, especially at a time when relations with China are at a low point.

A team of USA public health advisers from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and USAID will also be sent to assist Indian officials.

"From the earliest stages of the pandemic, we've provided India with emergency relief supplies, medical consumables, pandemic training for Indian state and local health officials, and ventilators, which has been part of our effort over the course of time, including Dollars 1.4 billion in health assistance to India to help them prepare for pandemics in the future and deal with the current one we're facing", Psaki said.

As India struggles to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, its QUAD ally - the USA - has nothing more to offer than "deepest sympathy".

"This is a very tough time for the Indian people and underscores the continued threat of COVID-19. We are working closely with our partners in the Indian government, and we will rapidly deploy additional support to the people of India and India's health care heroes", Mr. Blinken had tweeted.

The White House had no comment on the possibility of sending AstraZeneca vaccine to India.

Washington is under increasing pressure to do more to help India, the world's largest democracy and a strategic ally in President Joe Biden's efforts to counter China, as it grapples with a record-setting surge in coronavirus infections.

"I respectfully but strongly call on the Biden Administration to release millions of AstraZeneca vaccine doses to countries hardest hit by the spread of COVID-19, including India, Argentina, and potentially others", Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat, said on Saturday. "We must help now!" tweeted Shekar Narasimhan, founder Super PAC (Political Action Committee) Asian American Pacific Islander Victory Fund. The US government can stop the companies from exporting them.

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