At the time when India is battling with second wave of COVID-19, over 40 countries have come forward to offer assistance to the country. During a press conference in Delhi, Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh V Shringla on April 29 said, "We also have a flight coming in from Ireland with 700 concentrators. France's flight will be coming in on Saturday. Over 40 countries, not just developed countries but also our neighbours Mauritius, Bangladesh, Bhutan have all come forward to offer assistance." "We're also expecting tomorrow and over the next couple of days three special flights from the US. President Biden spoke to the PM and offered extensive assistance. We have a cargo flight arriving tonight from UAE with ventilators and carrying Favipiravir medicines," he added.
Bangladesh closed borders with India for 14 days amid surge in COVID-19 cases. "Bangladesh borders have been sealed for two weeks. Although movement of passengers has been restricted, we're considering movement of stranded Bangladeshis particular patients and their attendants. Bangladeshis, who are stranded in Tripura, will be taken care by Bangladesh Assistant High Commission," said Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner Mohammad Jobayed Hosen.
Millions of Pakistani Muslims gathered in open fields and mosques on Thursday to pray for Eid al-Fitr, as the world continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.Strict Covid-19 laws are in effect, but worshippers in the port city of Karach could be seen closely packed together and kissing after prayers.
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Thousands of people have protested across France after Friday's terroristkilling of a school teacher. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen..
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