‘Very closely’ tracking course of COVID-19 outbreak in India

‘Very closely’ tracking course of COVID-19 outbreak in India

Washington: US State Department spokesman Ned Price has said that the United States is “tracking” very closely during the outbreak of COVID-19 in India.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Monday and discussed US-India cooperation and other global challenges on US climate change, COVID-19 and other global challenges. Issues of mutual concern.
“There are protocols in place, international travel requires testing. It is true that we are tracking the course of the COVID outbreak in India very closely. As I have mentioned earlier, Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Jaishankar said yesterday. Discussed it, “Price said in a statement on Tuesday.
“We are currently committed to doing both of us. And going forward, to see if this virus has been brought under control and I spoke again about our engagement, which is funding COVAX, Quad system Of course, he said, “What we are seeing in India,” he said.
Price further noted that Secretary Blinken consistently asserts that as long as the virus is out of control and unattended anywhere around the world, it presents a risk to the American people.
On the COVID-19 vaccine, Price said, “Our priority is ensuring the delivery of a safe and effective vaccine to millions of Americans for all Americans who are able to benefit from it. But we also know that we will continue to perform Need to keep. That leadership. ”
“When it comes to countries beyond our borders and exactly what we have mentioned earlier, we have re-engaged. We have paid Kovics USD 2 billion which is over time 2 Billion USD. ‘He spoke on our partnership with Canada and Mexico.
Price further stated that it is not only in the interest of the American people to ensure that the American people are vaccinated, “The only other point I would make is that the rest of the world should also see this There is interest that the American people are vaccinated and that the virus has been brought under control ”.
“America has more deaths than any other countries around the world. At this point there are 10 out of more than 550,000 millions of cases. So, again, as long as the virus is uncontrolled anywhere, it is for people everywhere. There is danger. It is true. United States. It is true in countries around the world. And that is precisely why we are taking it, this approach, “he said.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already advised its citizens to avoid traveling to India amid the huge increase in COVID-19 cases in the country.
In a statement on Monday, the CDC said on Monday: “Even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for acquiring and spreading COVID-19 variants due to the current situation in India and should avoid all travel to India . Fully vaccinated before travel. All passengers must wear masks, stay 6 feet from others, avoid crowds and wash their hands. ”
The status of COVID-19 in India is deteriorating amid the second wave of coronovirus infection. For the past four days, more than two million coronovirus infections and more than 1,000 related deaths have been reported in the country.

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