COVID-19 second wave | Immediately sending whole series of help that India needs: US President Joe Biden
US President Joe Biden also said he had discussed with PM Narendra Modi on when the United States would be able to send COVID-19 vaccines to India.
April 28, 2021 / 08:35 AM IST
US President Joe Biden (File image: AP Photo)
The United States is sending a whole series of help that India needs in its battle against COVID-19, President Joe Biden said, reiterating that New Delhi had done the same when his country was in need last year.
Biden had spoken at length with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 26 and conveyed solidarity with India in its fight against the viral disease. "We are sending immediately a whole series of help that he needs, including providing for those remdesivir and other drugs that are able to deal with this," Biden told reporters at a White House news conference on April 27.
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"We are sending the actual mechanical parts that are needed for the machinery they have to build a vaccine, and that is being done as well," he said.
The president said he had discussed with PM Modi on when the US would be able to send actual vaccines to India.
"The problem is right now, we have to make sure we have other vaccines like Novavax and others coming on probably, and I think we will be in a position to be able to share vaccines as well as know-how with other countries who are in real need," he said.
"I might add when we were in a bind in the very beginning, India helped us," Biden added.Follow Moneycontrol’s full coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here