As India reported the world’s highest daily tally of coronavirus cases for the third day, surpassing 345,000 new cases, Pakistan on Saturday offered Covid-19 support to India in a gesture of solidarity. The country’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 overnight, the health ministry said, setting a new world record for the third consecutive day, as overwhelmed hospitals in the densely-populated country begged for oxygen supplies.
“As a gesture of solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the current wave of Covid-19, Pakistan has offered to provide relief support to India including ventilators, Bi PAP, digital X-ray machines, PPEs (Personal protective equipments) and related items,” a statement from the Foreign Office said.
The statement said that the concerned authorities of Pakistan and India can work out modalities for quick delivery of the relief items. “They can also explore possible ways of further cooperation to mitigate the challenges posed by the pandemic.”
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also shared the message of ‘humanity first’ on his official Twitter handle.