Germany to send oxygen and medical aid to India


German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says Germany will do everything possible to help India overcome emergency

Reuters | April 26, 2021 | Updated 08:52 IST

Germany will send oxygen and medical aid to India in the coming days to help it tackle the Covid-19 crisis, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday. “The second wave is currently rolling over India with unprecedented power. It was right that we act quickly to stop the entry of the new mutation into Germany,” Maas told the Rheinische Post newspaper.

Germany has classified India as a high coronavirus incidence area and also put the country on a separate warning list for coronavirus variants. From Monday, Germans arriving from India will only be allowed to enter the country with a negative test result and will then have to start a 14-day quarantine. Foreign travelers from India will no longer be allowed to enter Germany.

Mass said Germany will do everything possible to help India overcome the emergency. A spokeswoman for the German Defense Ministry said the Foreign Ministry has asked the military to consider providing a mobile oxygen production facility as well as supporting the transport of other emergency supplies. and relief in India.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday expressed “sympathy for the terrible suffering” that the pandemic had brought to India. “Germany stands in solidarity with India and is urgently preparing a support mission,” Merkel said in a statement.

The European Commission has also announced plans to send oxygen and medicine to India after receiving a request from Delhi. Britain and the United States are also sending assistance, including medical supplies.

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