- Up to now, solely two US Air Pressure flights have landed in India
- Officers, nevertheless, didn’t say how this might influence the emergency assist
- America will proceed to evaluate the scenario, Pentagon stated
US Air Pressure flights that have been scheduled to depart for India with important life-saving provides have been delayed until Wednesday because of upkeep points, the Pentagon stated on Monday.
“We simply obtained phrase from USTRANSCOM that the flights for India are “delayed till at the least Wednesday because of upkeep points”, a Pentagon spokesperson stated.
Up to now, solely two US Air Pressure flights have landed in India.
Three US Air Pressure C-5 Tremendous Galaxies and one C-17 Globemaster have been scheduled to depart for India Monday to ship vital provides amid a surge in coronavirus instances.
Officers, nevertheless, didn’t say how this might influence the emergency assist provides to India, particularly life-saving oxygen cylinders and concentrators.
Earlier within the day, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby informed reporters that the US will proceed to fly its planes with well being care provides for India, which has confronted one of many worst outbreaks of COVID-19 on this planet. Three US Air Pressure C-5 Tremendous Galaxies and one C-17 Globemaster are persevering with to ship vital healthcare provides to India, which is experiencing one of many worst outbreaks of COVID-19, the Pentagon stated.
“We proceed to help the federal government and the folks of India as they proceed to wrestle with their COVID outbreak,” Kirby stated.
US Transportation Command and its elements proceed to exhibit their functionality to offer rapid help to a accomplice nation, he stated.
America will proceed to evaluate the scenario, he stated.
“We’ll keep in contact with our counterparts in India, ought to there be a necessity for added assist. The (protection) secretary was very clear in chatting with his counterpart in India that we’ll proceed to do no matter we are able to to assist,” Kirby stated.
In the meantime, Senator Amy Klobuchar stated the tragic disaster in India is a reminder that “we are able to solely beat COVID-19 if we beat it in all places”.
America, she stated “is stepping up and offering reduction and assist to our ally on this time of super and heart-breaking want”.
Congressman Alan Lowenthal stated the Biden Administration has taken early optimistic steps however the scale of the tragedy in India is solely insufferable.
“We should do extra to facilitate entry to vaccines. Now we have an obligation to save lots of lives and to scale back the chance of terrifying new variants,” he stated.
“The COVID disaster in India is heartbreaking and will have big implications for the remainder of the world. The battle towards this pandemic is a world one and we should do our half to assist fight this surge and save lives,” Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton stated in a tweet.
“India is in disaster. President Biden’s determination to ship provides and vaccine doses to India is a obligatory one. However we should additionally get rid of vaccine patents – and work to develop vaccine manufacturing and availability globally. We should work to save lots of lives in all places,” Congresswoman Cori Bush tweeted.
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