EU says will 'respond rapidly' to assist Covid-hit Asia

EU states will 'respond quickly' to assist Covid-hit India


BRUSSELS: The EU is planning fast help for Asia since it copes with a growing Covid-19 crisis that seen attacks and fatalities hit record highs, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen stated Sunday.
“Alarmed because of the epidemiological circumstance in India. We have been prepared help,” von der Leyen stated on Twitter.
“The EU is pooling resources to respond quickly to Asia’s obtain help through the EU civil defense apparatus.”
The method enables eu nations to coordinate their help with situations of crisis.
EU commissioner for humanitarian help Janez Lenarcic stated oxygen and medicine contributions had been already becoming coordinated from member says. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said earlier Sunday her government had been organizing disaster aid for India.
There had been no instant information on what is made available from Germany, the EU’s biggest economy, but Der Spiegel weekly has actually stated that the nation’s military had gotten a request to assist organise oxygen supplies.
India’s healthcare system has struggled to cope with the massive rise in attacks, with reports of serious oxygen and medicine shortages and customers’ families pleading for help on personal media.
The vast nation of 1.3 billion folks recorded 349,691 fresh situations and 2,767 fatalities within the last few a day — the best because the start of pandemic.

Published at Sun, 25 Apr 2021 20:03:37 +0000