COVID19: Australia will send medical supplies to India, and ban all flights till 15 May

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia would send a range of goods to India to help as it struggles with a critical shortage of medical supplies.

Australia will send 500 ventilators, as well as 1 million surgical masks, 500,000 P2 and N95 masks, 100,000 goggles, 100,000 pairs of gloves, and 20,000 face shields.

“I stress this is an initial package, there’ll be more to follow,” Mr Morrison said.

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PM Morrison also announced a total ban on flights to and from India until May 15 amid the second wave of coronavirus.
“We recognise that this has been a very significant outbreak in India,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

This comes after three Australian cricketers pulled out of IPL 2021 amid the COVID-19 crisis in India.