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Bahrain sends aid to India to help with latest surge in coronavirus cases

The government of Bahrain sent 40 tonnes of liquid oxygen to India on Friday (April 30) as part of efforts to help with the recent surge of coronavirus cases there.

More medical aid is expected to land in India later, the country’s ambassador to Bahrain, Piyush Srivastava, said.

Second only to the United States in total infections, India has reported more than 300,000 new cases daily for nine days in a row, hitting another global record of 386,452 on Friday.

Total deaths have surpassed 200,000 and cases are nearing 19 million – nearly 8 million since February alone – as virulent new strains have combined with “super-spreader” events such as political rallies and religious festivals.

Medical experts say real numbers may be five to 10 times higher than the official tally.

(Production: Hamad Mohammed, Mai Shams El-Din)

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