Australia will send oxygen, ventilators and personal protective equipment to India for immediate support package to the country which is battling with the latest surge of COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Monday.
The federal government was in the process of considering what it could send for help, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation news channel quoted Mr. Hunt as saying. “India literally gasping for oxygen,” the federal health minister said.
The government was also considering banning all flights from India following the massive spike of coronavirus cases in the country. The Cabinet meeting will discuss temporarily halting all repatriation flights out of India. India met on Monday climbed to 1,73,13,163 while active cases crossed the 28 lakh mark, with 3,52,991 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, the highest so far, the Health Ministry said.