Kamala Harris India Covid Situation: The Vice President of the United States, Harris says state of COVID-19 in India is “tragic” and that they have made a commitment to support the country in overcoming the challenge.
Harris told reporters in Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, that there is no question that it is a great tragedy as many lives have been lost. She also added that America as a country has made a commitment to the people of India to support them at this time of difficulty.
Harris sent her prayers to the people who are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic and said that it is very tragic. She also told the reporters that the country has already made a commitment in terms of a dollar amount that we go to PPE and a number of other things that will help during the time of crisis.
A few days earlier, the White House had announced travel restrictions from India to the US because of the extraordinarily high COVID-19 cases and multiple numbers of Coronavirus variants that are circulating there.
Harris also told the reporters that she has not spoken to her family in India since the news of the travel ban was made public.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the administration will restrict travel from India starting May 4, on the advice of the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention.
In the statement, Psaki said that the policy will be implemented in the light of “extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads” and due to multiple variants circulating in India.
On Friday, April 30, India recorded a total of 4,02,351 COVID-19 fresh cases based on the state government numbers making India the world’s first country to reach such grim high numbers.
The daily count of cases had crossed 3-lakh on April 21, just nine days ago, when India crossed the US’s records of having the highest number of cases reported in a single day, which was 3,07,516 cases in a single day on January 8 2021, according to the wprldometers.info.