Emirates sets up humanitarian air bridge with Covid-hit India

Dubai, May 9 (EFE).- Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates on Sunday announced a humanitarian air bridge with India to transport urgent medical and relief aid to help tackle a soar in coronavirus cases and deaths.

The first shipment sent through the air bridge was over 12 tons of multi-purpose tents provided by the World Health Organization for Delhi, the company said in a statement.

This air bridge is free of charge but it would will on availability on its 95 flights to nine cities in India per week, the statement added.

The airlines said that their SkyCargo has already been transporting medicines and medical equipment on scheduled and charter cargo flights to India.

The fresh initiative; however, takes the airline’s support to India to a “next level.”

This came as India exceeded 400,000 daily cases for the fourth day in a row and over 4,000 daily deaths for the second consecutive day.

The United Arab Emirates has also been one of the most important logistics centers in the world since the beginning of the pandemic to supply all kinds of material in the fight against Covid-19.

Thus far, the company has airlifted around 60 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which represents around one in 20 jabs administered worldwide. EFE


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