India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of new covid-19 cases for another day in a row, while daily deaths from corona have also jumped by a record.
With 332,730 new cases, India’s total patient load has now passed 16 million (1 crore 60 lakhs).
Deaths also jumped to a record 2,263 in the past 24 hours, the Indian health ministry said, while officials across northern and western India, including the capital, New Delhi, warned that most hospitals were full and running out of oxygen.
Max healthcare, which runs a network of hospitals in northern and western India, posted an appeal on Twitter on Friday for an emergency supply of oxygen at its facility in Delhi.
“We regret to inform you that we are suspending any new patient admissions in all our hospitals in Delhi … till oxygen supplies stabilize,” the company said.
After watching the situation in India, Pakistanis came out in support of Indians and started the trend #Indianeedsoxygen on Twitter in an appeal to the Pakistani government to help provide the much-needed gas to the neighboring country.
On Friday, #Indianeedsoxygen and #Indianlivesmatter were the top two trends on Pakistani Twitter.
Have a look at the tweets from Pakistanis.
— Usama Khilji (@UsamaKhilji) April 22, 2021
— Syed Muhammad Tayab (@SyedMuh05723187) April 22, 2021
Looking at India having a good health system than ours still it’s health system collapsed!This covid 19 strain is deadly Pakistan should impose a sudden lockdown! We won’t be able to bear any sort of oxygen shortage or increased patients in hospitals! @Asad_Umar #IndiaNeedsOxygen
— Tooba Jamali (@foveacentralis_) April 23, 2021
Getting up in morning & hoping may the situation in India be better than yesterday but by watching NEWS one comes to know that unfortunately it is getting more painful there. May the misery end in India & whole world & may we see a normal, healthy globe, Aameen! #IndiaNeedsOxygen
— Muhammad Imran 🇵🇰 (@meritweeeets) April 23, 2021
— Rozina Khan (@RozinaKhan1212) April 22, 2021