China willing to help India tackle resurgence of COVID-19: Foreign Ministry
Published: Apr 26, 2021 05:08 PM

Wang Wenbin File Photo: FM

Wang Wenbin File Photo: FM

China had expressed willingness to help India to fight a resurgence of COVID-19, and the medical supplies provided by Chinese companies belong to normal business deals, Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said on Monday.

According to some Indian media reports, China's Sichuan Airlines has decided to suspend cargo flights to India for 15 days because of the resurgence there, which will disrupt Indian private traders' procurement of medical supplies, including oxygen concentrators from China. 

Wang replied that the Indian private companies' procurement of medical suppliers from China is actually normal business deals, adding that China will provide medical support at the request of Indian side.

Sichuan Airlines has reportedly suspended its cargo flights on six routes, Indian media reported.

India has been going through a wave of new COVID-19 resurgence, exacerbated by double-mutant coronavirus variants. According to Indian health authorities, India's daily new cases reached a new record on Sunday with 352,911 cases. 

Chinese medical suppliers are receiving growing orders from India. According to media reports, Jiangsu Yuyue Medical Equipment, a major medical company in the country, told domestic media that it received about 18,000 orders for oxygen machines from Indian side in the recent days, with orders keeping rising in the past days. 

Global Times