India oxygen crisis: supplies arrive from overseas


Countries are sending supplies to India this week to help improve oxygen supply there as the nation’s coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis intensifies.

New coronavirus infections in India hit a record peak (352,991 new cases, 2,812 deaths) for a fifth day on Monday with hospitals overwhelmed and fearful of oxygen shortages. On Saturday, 20 patients died at Jaipur Golden hospital in Delhi after oxygen supplies reportedly ran low.

Countries around the world have offered to help and India has begun to airlift in medical supplies from abroad.

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