By Laura Kemp •
Published: 28 Apr 2021 • 13:11
SPAIN is going to send seven tonnes of medical aid to India as their Covid-19 cases soar.
Spain is going to send seven tonnes of medical aid to India as their Covid-19 cases soar, exceeding a record 200,000 deaths.
The foreign minister announced on Tuesday that aid will be sent to help authorities cope with a devastating COVID-19 wave that is killing thousands there every day.
Arancha Gonzalez Laya told a news conference after the weekly cabinet meeting: “Nobody will be safe until we are all safe.”
India has set a new global record for a rise in daily coronavirus cases for a fifth straight day, while deaths from COVID-19 also jumped by an all-time high over the last 24 hours.
The first emergency medical supplies trickled into Covid-stricken India on Tuesday, April 27, as part of efforts to staunch a catastrophic wave in the latest pandemic hotspot, with the United States also pledging to export millions of AstraZeneca vaccine doses.
It has also been announced that people travelling to Spain from India must quarantine over fears of a deadly strain, all direct flights from India to Spain have now also been stopped.
Montero said that Spain will now make it compulsory for all travellers arriving from India to undergo a 10-day quarantine to prevent the potential spread of the Asian country’s coronavirus variant within Spain’s territories.
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