2021-04-27

Biden and Modi call to discuss cooperation to fight the epidemic

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(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) Biden and Modi talked to discuss cooperation to fight the epidemic

China News Service, Washington, April 26 (Reporter Chen Mengtong) U.S. President Biden and Indian Prime Minister Modi Tong on the 26th phone. The two sides stated that the United States and India will work closely to combat the new crown pneumonia epidemic.

Biden and Modi call to discuss cooperation to fight the epidemic

The White House issued a statement on the same day that Biden promised Modi during the call that the United States would “firmly support” the Indian people who have been affected by the new crown epidemic in the near future. The United States is providing India with a series of emergency assistance including oxygen-related materials, vaccine raw materials and treatment methods.

India’s recent new crown epidemic has rebounded severely, with more than 300,000 newly confirmed cases in a single day for 5 consecutive days. According to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of the 26th, India has confirmed more than 17.31 million cases and more than 195,000 deaths.

White House Press Secretary Psaki said at a press conference on the 26th that the United States is studying plans to provide AstraZeneca vaccines to other countries in the next few months. She pointed out that the AstraZeneca vaccine has not been authorized for emergency use in the United States, and the US Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the factories that produce the vaccine to ensure the quality of the medicines when they are exported.

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p > Psaki also said that the United States currently does not have AstraZeneca vaccine stocks, and it is expected that there will be about 10 million doses in the “next weeks”. Another 50 million doses are in different production stages and will be put in place in May and June.

U.S. Secretary of State Blincoln held a video conference with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-India Business Council on the 26th to discuss how to use U.S. private agencies to provide emergency aid to India.

The spokesperson of the US Department of Defense, Kirby, also said that the Pentagon is working closely with other US agencies to quickly provide India with oxygen equipment, personal protective equipment, rapid test kits and other important materials. (End)