PAKISTAN OFFERS HELPING HAND TO INDIA
According to the second round of a World Health Organization “pulse survey“, over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, substantial disruptions persist, with about 90% of countries still reporting one or more disruptions to essential health services, marking no substantial global change since the first survey conducted in the summer of 2020. However, the situation varies from country to country as one can witness the rise and fall in the graph of covid 19. The WHO claims that the magnitude and extent of disruptions has generally decreased. The centre of gravity has shifted from West to East as India is facing the worst kind covid 19 wave in its year long history. The Indian government has faced oxygen and bed shortages across the country including in the capital New Delhi.
India recorded over 3.46 lakh new Covid-19 cases in a single day (24 April). The rapid uptick in new cases has taken India’s total infection count to over 1.66 crore. Out of these, over 25.52 lakh cases are currently active while over 1.38 crore people have recovered after testing positive. With 2,624 new fatalities the death toll is now over 1.89 lakh. In these crucial and crozier times, the Prime Minister of Pakistan finds it appropriate to extend the helping hand towards India from its twitter account.