A plane with oxygen concentrators for COVID-19 patients has departed from Kyiv for Delhi, India.

This was reported by Ukraine's State Emergency Situations Service (SESS) on Facebook on May 30.

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SESS employees are accompanying the humanitarian cargo, it said.

"Under Cabinet resolution No. 467-r dated May 19, 2021, to combat the serious consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, a first flight is delivering 184 oxygen concentrators to the affected population of India," it said.

Another 216 oxygen concentrators are to be delivered by a second flight.

Humanitarian aid to India

  • On May 7, 2021, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on humanitarian aid to the Republic of India over the difficult COVID-19 epidemic situation.
  • The COVID-19 situation escalated in India in April 2021. Several countries have already sent humanitarian aid to that country.