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World for India: Delhi Airport receives record 300 tonnes of COVID aid in 5 days

By ET News

As India flights rising COVID cases and helps pours in from across the globe, Delhi airport today said it has handled over 300 Tons of various relief material in the past 5 days.

The airport in Delhi is just one of the airports, which is receiving aid from various friendly countries. In a span of 5 days – April 28 to May 2 – Delhi airport has handled around 25 COVID relief flights totalling around 300 tonnes cargo, originating from various countries like the US, United Kingdom, UAE, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Germany, Qatar, Hong Kong, China etc.

Most of the relief flights were supported by Air Force aircraft, which included IL76, C-130, C-5, C-17. These flights brought in over 5,500 oxygen concentrators, approximately 3,200 oxygen cylinders, over 9,28,000 masks, 1,36,000 Remdesivir injections, which are required in view of huge surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the airport company said.

Other airports across the country too are also receiving aid as the government has allowed cargo flights by foreign carriers at all airports. Earlier, these flights were restricted to airport in four metro cities and Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

The consignment that the airport has received include vaccines, oxygen concentrator, medical equipment and other medicines.

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