An Indian Air Force heavy-lift transport aircraft on Monday airlifted four empty cryogenic oxygen containers from Frankfurt in Germany, according to an official statement. The C-17 aircraft landed at the Hindon airbase near Delhi, it said.
“The aircraft flew out of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport after taking 4 empty cryogenic oxygen containers, to land at Hindon on May 3,” the IAF’s statement said.
India is fighting hard against the second wave of coronavirus infection as hospitals in several states are reeling under a severe scarcity of drugs, oxygen, and beds.
The daily COVID-19 cases in India showed a slight dip on Monday, with 3,68,147 new infections being reported in 24 hours. The total caseload in the country stands at 1,99,25,604, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The death toll due to the disease increased to 2,18,959 with 3,417 more fatalities being reported in a day, it stated.