Indian Customs facilitated clearance of ISO tankers from Thailand at Indian Air Force Base Panagarh: Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs.
Ventilators, masks, gowns, goggles, gloves and face masks, as well as oxygen tanks will be sent to India as part of an initial aid package. @9NewsAUS
India receives its first shipment of COVID medical aid from the UK.
UK will send 9 airline container loads of supplies, including 495 oxygen concentrators 120 non-invasive ventilators, and 20 manual ventilators.
Prime Minister @ScottMorrisonMP has announced a suspension of all passenger flights between Australia and India until May 15. Australia is also sending medical supplies this week including 500 ventilators and 1million surgical masks #7NEWS
India records more than 300,000 new COVID-19 cases for 6th consecutive day.
India reports 3,23,144 new #COVID19 cases,
2771 deaths and
2,51,827 discharges in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry
Death toll: 1,97,894
Active cases: 28,82,204
Covid infections have risen and vaccines have run into shortages, governments have started implementing selective lockdowns and are talking of greater lockdowns.
As a result, sections of labour have once again started getting anxious about the security of their livelihoods.
Fortunately science has delivered vaccines, the informally employed labour seems almost as vulnerable to loss of livelihood as it was a year ago.
The difference, if any, is a much reduced fear of the virus and, therefore, a significant dropping of guard against it.
But the fear of loss of livelihood is as real as before.