Joe Biden tweets, “India was there for us, and we will be there for them”

US President Joe Biden on Monday assured India and its people of providing all assistance, including urgently sending necessary medical life-saving supplies and equipment, to help the country combat the deadly coronavirus crisis. Biden stated in a tweet, “Today, I spoke with Prime Minister @narendramodi and pledged America’s full support to provide emergency assistance and resources in the fight against COVID-19. India was there for us, and we will be there for them.”

Currently, India is experiencing a record-breaking surge in its Covid-19 numbers. It recorded over 3.52 lakh new Covid-19 cases on Monday, taking the country’s total infections to over 1.73 crores. With 2,812 new fatalities, the death toll is now over 1.95 lakh.

The tweet comes after earlier on Monday, the US announced that it will send 60 million doses of Astra Zeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine to countries across the world.

Earlier on Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris had also expressed solidarity with India tweeting, “We pray for the people of India—including its courageous healthcare workers.”