Vice President Kamala Harris also said that she has not spoken to her family since the news of the ban on visitors from India became public.
US Vice President Kamala Harris (file photo)
US Vice President Kamala Harris has described the condition of Corona virus infection in India as ‘painful’ and said that the US has promised to help her in combating this challenge. “There is no question that this is a big tragedy in terms of the lives of people,” Harris said in a media interaction on Friday in Cincinnati, Ohio. As I have said before, I will say once again that as a country we have promised them to support the people of India. ”
Kamla Harris said in response to a question, “We have promised in terms of dollar amount, which will go towards the expenditure of PPE and other things.” But this is sad. My prayers are with him in the grave pain that people are going through. ”Harris also said that he has not spoken to his family in India since the news of the ban became public. Earlier, the White House had announced a ban on travel from India in view of the rapidly growing cases of COVID-19.
The White House has said that the US will continue to keep in touch with India to deal with the COVID-19 crisis and to know the needs of India. As part of the Biden administration’s efforts to support India in the fight against the Corona virus, two US military aircraft have arrived in India with large quantities of emergency medical supplies. The first consignment of medical supplies reached the C-5M Super Galaxy Delhi, one of the largest tactical aircraft of the American Airforce, while the second consignment was delivered by the C-17 Globemaster. It also includes 1,84,000 rapid test kits and 84,000 N-95 masks.
US to supply more than $ 100 million medical
White House press secretary Jane Saki said on Friday, “We will be in constant touch with the country regarding India’s needs.” Saki said that Foreign Minister Antony Blinken spoke to his counterpart S Jaishankar to review the efforts of the US government in support of the Indian government’s action. “He also noted the support being received from American industries, our ongoing discussions, the help of non-governmental institutions and private citizens,” he said.
Overall, the United States is expecting more than $ 100 million of medical supplies to India. The Pentagon also said that oxygen concentrators, oxygen production units, personal protection equipment (PPE), rapid test kits and medicines will be dispatched in the coming weeks as well as oxygen cylinders.
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