German Chancellor Angela Merkel mentioned Sunday her authorities was making ready emergency support for India because the nation struggles to deal with an explosion in coronavirus infections.
“To the people of India I want to express my sympathy on the terrible suffering that Covid-19 has again brought over your communities,” Merkel mentioned in a message shared on Twitter by her spokesman Steffen Seibert.
“The fight against the pandemic is our common fight. Germany stands in solidarity with India and is urgently preparing a mission of support.”
There had been no rapid particulars in regards to the type of support Germany would supply. But Der Spiegel weekly, citing unnamed sources, on Saturday mentioned Germany’s armed forces had obtained a request to assist organise oxygen provides.
With a brand new coronavirus variant spreading via its 1.Three billion individuals, India has turn out to be the world’s prime coronavirus hotspot in current days, reporting 3,49,691 new instances on Sunday alone.
Germany will from Monday impose new journey restrictions on passengers coming from India in a bid to curb within the unfold of the brand new variant.
Wealthy Germany, with a world-class well being system, has repeatedly helped different international locations in want of medical help through the pandemic.
It has taken in Covid-19 sufferers from throughout Europe and despatched medical workers and ventilators overseas, together with to Portugal in February.
Germany is at present itself grappling with a 3rd wave of the pandemic that has introduced intensive care items near capability.
Tough new nationwide restrictions got here into impact on the weekend, together with sweeping shutdowns and faculty closures for German areas with excessive incidence charges.
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