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Covid-19: Japan to provide 300 oxygen concentrators, ventilators to India

Japanese Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki on Friday informed that the country will provide 300 oxygen generators and as many ventilators to help India fight against Covid-10 crisis

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Japanese Ambassador to India Satoshi Suzuki on Friday informed that the country will provide 300 generators and as many ventilators to India which is currently facing the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking to Twitter, Suzuki said that stands with India in its "greatest time of need".

"stands with India in her greatest time of need. We have decide to proceed with the procedure to provide 300 generators and 300 ventilators," he tweeted.

On Thursday, Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla said that has been a "close partner" in international cooperation and has been responsive to many of India's requirements.

"Japan has been a very close partner in whatever areas of importance that are there in terms of international cooperation and (we are) very happy that Japan has been responsive to many of our requirements and here Japan has offered a number of items including concentrators, ventilators and pharmaceutical products," he said in a special media briefing.

India on Friday morning received coronavirus-related assistance from Romania and the United Kingdom.

Taking to Twitter, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India has received 80 concentrators and 75 oxygen cylinders from Romania, while it received 280 oxygen concentrators from the UK.

The surge in the COVID-19 cases continues to affect India as the country on Thursday recorded 3,79,257 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day spike in the cases since the pandemic began last year.

The worsening COVID-19 situation in India has seen a surge in the demand for medical oxygen and beds for the COVID-19 patients. Several countries around the world have come forward to help India.

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First Published: Fri, April 30 2021. 09:03 IST