US to send supplies, including nearly one million instant tests on a first flight, as India battles one of the world’s most catastrophic surges.
As India grapples with the world’s worst coronavirus crisis, fires in crematoriums continue to burn around the clock with capital New Delhi reporting one death every four minutes.
Thursday marked another grim record high with 379,257 new infections and 3,645 deaths in the previous 24 hours.
Meanwhile, a mass vaccination drive due to begin on the weekend is also facing a setback as Indians are struggling to register online.
To help cope with the country’s shortages of hospital beds and medical oxygen, allies overseas are sending equipment.
Here are the latest updates:
‘Friend in need’: Russian humanitarian aid lands in India
Two Russian flights have landed in India, bringing 20 tonnes of medical equipment including oxygen concentrators and lung ventilators, said Moscow’s ambassador to India.