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United Nations helping India fight Covid-19

The United Nations (UN) is helping India to fight Covid-19 as said by a UN spokesman.

The UN team in India is being led by Resident Coordinator Renata Lok-Dessallien who is supporting the Indian authorities’ response to the pandemic by providing equipment and supplies to local government bodies.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are procuring equipment and supplies that include 7,000 oxygen concentrators and 500 nasal devices for oxygen supply and oxygen-generating plants.

They are also supplying Covid-19 testing machines as well as personal protective kits.

The WHO is also helping to set up mobile hospital units as well as providing for laboratories.

About 2,600 WHO field officers have been immediately deployed to support health authorities in India.

Maharashtra a western India state which is the 2nd most populous in India, the UNICEF has engaged experts to work on risk governance.

The UN team is also running its campaign to highlight the 3 Ws which are Wear a mask, Wash your Hands, and Watch your distance.

India alone accounted for 38% of all new Covid-19 cases recorded worldwide in the 7 of all new Covid-19 cases recorded worldwide on the 25th of April.

India also reported a 93% week-on-week increase in the number of Covid-19 related deaths in the past week.

15,161 people lost their lives due to Covid-19 in the past week.

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