US oxygen cylinders, equipment, test kits arrive in India

THE first United States emergency aid to India arrived today as the country battles a devastating surge in Covid-19 cases that has overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums.

The supplies arrived as India recorded another 385,000 new cases in the past 24 hours – a new global record – and almost 3,500 deaths, according to official data that many experts suspect falls short of the true toll.