Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday expressed solidarity with the people of India battling a “dangerous wave” of COVID-19 pandemic with 2.5 million active cases in the country.
“Our prayers for a speedy recovery go to all those suffering from the pandemic in our neighbourhood & the world,” the prime minister said on Twitter.
With around 346,000 fresh cases and a grim new record of 2,600 deaths in a single day on Friday, India has now reported around a million new cases in just three days, while Friday was the fourth day in a row when India reported over 2,000 deaths in 24 hours.
Pakistan’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Saturday that in these difficult times our prayers are with the people of India.
Pakistan has offered ventilators, digital x-ray machines, and other medical equipment as a “gesture of solidarity” to India, facing a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a gesture of solidarity with the people of India in the wake of the current wave of COVID-19, Pakistan has offered to provide relief support to India including ventilators, Bi-PAP, digital X-ray machines, PPEs, and related items,” the Pakistani foreign office said in a statement late Saturday night.
On the other hand, Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation has already extended the offer to help India with 50 ambulances and manpower to assist India in its fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
Pakistani celebrities joined the call to support India as #PakistanstandswithIndia became the top trend in Pakistan on Twitter.
India, the country of 1.3 billion people has logged over a million new cases in the past three days, bringing its pandemic totals up to 16.9 million recorded cases of the coronavirus, including 192,311 deaths.
On Saturday, India reported 349,313 new cases, Pakistan 5,908 new cases, and Canada reported 7,417 new cases of COVID-19.
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