France sends COVID-19 assistance to India
New Delhi: France is sending “an exceptional package” to India to help it in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Monday announced that a French Air Force plane would land in India today containing high-end ventilators as well as testing and serology kits.
Lenain informed that French President Emmanuel Macron had already written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about this.
“Prez @EmmanuelMacron wrote to PM @narendramodi to announce an exceptional package to support India’s fight against # COVID19. An Air Force A330 MRTT plane equipped with a “Morpheus” kit will land today with high quality ventilators as well as test and serology kits, “tweeted the French envoy.
The Ambassador said his country not only donates medical equipment to India, but also shares its technical expertise.
“France is donating # COVID19 medical equipment to India and sharing its technical expertise. The French Air Force’s A330 MRTT plane is in the process of delivering: – 50 Osiris-3 ventilators – 70 Yuwell 830 ventilators – 50k IgG / IgM test kits – 50k nose and throat swabs, ”Lenain wrote on Twitter.
French aid came as India’s COVID-19 death rate continued to decline, currently standing at 2.28%. The Union government has said the death rate is among the lowest in the world and attributed factors such as aggressive testing and an effective containment strategy to the low number of deaths from COVID-19 in the country .
The government said the country’s recovery rate has gradually improved and overall recoveries from COVID-19 have now passed the nine lakh mark.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement: “With an effective containment strategy, aggressive testing and standardized clinical management protocols based on a holistic approach to standard care, the case fatality rate has dropped considerably. ”
India has recorded more than 30,000 recoveries per day over the past four days. The total number of cured patients is 9.17,567, with a cure rate of 64%.
The country’s COVID-19 tally now stands at 14 35,453, with 32,771 deaths.