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USAID Administrator reviews Covid-19 aid to India; holds talks with Indian envoy on day 1 at job

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 4 May 2021 ()
Power engaged directly with teams facing down the global Covid-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on the current devastating outbreak in India, according to a statement by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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