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US has provided over $500 million in Covid-19 relief to India, says White House

The US has thus far provided over USD 500 million in Covid-19 help to India, the White House stated on Wednesday, including it could quickly make a dedication on distribution of the 80 million vaccines to different international locations.

“To date, the United States has provided over USD 500 million in Covid relief to India, including contributions from the US federal and state governments, American companies and organizations and private citizens,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki instructed members of the White House Foreign Press Group in a digital press convention name.

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The Biden administration, she stated, is now working to lengthen that help to different South Asian international locations which were impacted by Covid-19 pandemic. “We’ve sent seven air shipments, including health supplies, oxygen, oxygen supplies, and 95 masks, rapid diagnostic tests and medicine”.

“In terms of the 80 million doses (of Covid-19 vaccines), we know there’s a great deal of interest in this understandably 60 million of AstraZeneca and 20 million of three other approved vaccines. Right now, it is working through an interagency process,” Psaki stated in response to a question.

The interagency group together with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and people from the State Department are discussing to decide how the United States goes to distribute and share these vaccine doses.

“Certainly, the plight of everything the people of India had been through is obviously on our minds… but there are also a range of countries and regions around the world that have been deeply impacted that are also in need. So, these are all factors. Hopefully we’ll have more on this in the coming days,” Psaki stated.

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