The decree, No. 186/2021, of May 7 was published on the website of the head of state.
"In order to help overcome the consequences of an emergency with the spread of the acute respiratory disease COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the Republic of India, in accordance with Article 10 of the Law of Ukraine "On Humanitarian Aid", I hereby order to provide humanitarian assistance to the Republic of India. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine must ensure the provision of humanitarian aid to the Republic of India," the document reads.
On Friday, May 7, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with Cyrus Poonawalla, founder and owner of Serum Institute of India. Zelensky thanked the interlocutor for the vaccines that Ukraine received, and stressed that he would support the provision of humanitarian aid to India in connection with the difficult epidemic situation with COVID-19 in the country.
In recent weeks, India has faced a critical situation with the incidence of coronavirus - the country lacks hospital beds and medical oxygen.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, India has recorded 21,892,676 coronavirus cases. More than 238,000 people have died.
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