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Emmanuel Macron shows solidarity with India amid Covid surge, says France ready to provide support

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday, guaranteed France willingness to provide solemn assistance to India’s fight over the Covid-19 Pandemic as the country reported over 3 lakh cases in 24 hours for the second consecutive day.

In a tweet, French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain tweeted Macron’s message today that the French PM wants to send a message of solidarity to the Indian people, facing a resurgence of Covid-19 cases. France is with India in this struggle, which spares no one. France stands ready to provide the support.

The Union Health Ministry said the country reported 3,32,730 new Covid-19 cases with 2,263 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The total caseload has crossed 1.62 crores while the death count stands at 1,86,920.  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening, while addressing the nation termed the second Covid wave a toofan (storm).

With the retrogress Covid-19 situation, there has been a sudden increase in the demand for medical oxygen and beds which led to the shortage of medical essentials.

Amid the pandemic, many countries have imposed travel restrictions on travelers from India. France on Wednesday announced a 10-day quarantine for people arriving from India in the coming days to prevent the spread of a Covid-19 variant found in India.

As per the report, the UAE has banned travel from India for 10 days from Sunday. Passengers transited through India in the last 14 days are also not allowed to board from any other point to the UAE.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom added India to its travel red list on a precautionary basis after reporting 103 cases of a coronavirus variant identified in India and also issued a Level 4 (Very High) warning for capable travelers to India asking them to avoid all travel even if they are fully vaccinated.

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Due to India’s Covid-19 situation, on Monday, the Russian Embassy’s visa section temporarily stopped its service until further notice. On Tuesday, Hong Kong announced the suspension of all flights connecting India for 14 days. Lately, the authorities have also suspended flights from Pakistan and the Philippines.

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