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The European Union will provide “assistance” to India, which records new cases of contamination by Kovid-19, activating its European civil protection system, European Commission Chairman Ursula von der on Twitter on Sunday (25) Announced Leanne.

The European Union will provide “assistance” to India, which records new cases of contamination by Kovid-19, activating its European civil protection system, European Commission Chairman Ursula von der on Twitter on Sunday (25) Announced Leanne.

Established in 2001, this mechanism allows member states to participate in blocks to coordinate their assistance and to distribute resources worldwide Mass emergency, Which cannot be fully dealt with the country’s civil security.

“The European Union is gathering its resources to rapidly respond to India’s request for assistance through EU civil protection mechanisms,” wrote von der Leyen, who says he is “from an epidemiological situation Worried.

The European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Janja Lenarcic, announced on the same social network that the Emergency Response Coordination Center (ERCC), which is at the heart of this mechanism, was already coordinating EU member states that would focus on oxygen and medicine Were ready for supply.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel also announced on Sunday that her government was preparing to provide emergency aid to India. In a message on Twitter, Merkel “expressed all her support for the Indian public to once again instill Kovid-19 on the population,” adding that the fight against the epidemic is a common struggle, and Germany: solidarity in India “.

British tools

The British government said in a statement on Sunday that it was sending more than 600 emergency medical equipment to India. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom said, “Hundreds of oxygen concentrators and vital medical devices, including respirators, are now on their way from the UK to India to support efforts to prevent the tragic loss of human life due to this terrible virus.” Kingdom, Boris Johnson.

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“After talks with the Indian government,” the statement said, the first consignment of equipment will depart for the UK this Sunday and is expected to arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday morning (27).

Health Minister Matt Hancock said “this first delivery of life-saving devices” will provide the necessary support in view of the scenes going on in India. “

Other deliveries are expected during the week, the statement specifies. In total, nine air cargoes with 495 oxygen concentrators and 140 respirators will be dispatched.

like Worsening of health crisis, Boris Johnson’s three-day trip to the country on Sunday had to be postponed.

India, which has 1.3 billion inhabitants, face’s A new outbreak of contamination by Kovid-19. On Sunday, the country recorded a record of about 350,000 new infections in 24 hours, in addition to 2,767 additional deaths in just one day.

(With information from international agencies)

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