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WHO chief: Covid situation in India 'beyond heartbreaking'

Apr 27, 2021, 10:51 AM IST

The World Health Organisation has termed India's Covid-19 situation as beyond heartbreaking.

At a media briefing, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: "... Many countries are experiencing intense transmission. The situation in India is beyond heartbreaking."

"WHO is doing everything we can. We are providing critical equipment and supplies, including thousands of oxygen concentrators, prefabricated mobile field hospitals and laboratory supplies," he said.

He reiterated that over 2600 WHO personnel had been redeployed to assist in the Covid fightback.

"WHO has redeployed over 2600 staff to support the response on the ground, providing support for surveillance, technical advice, and vaccination efforts. Never before has the value of vaccination been so apparent," Dr Tedros said.

The WHO chief's remarks came hours before India once again reported 3,23,144 new Covid-19 cases and 2771 deaths on Tuesday. 

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona.

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