For production of medical protection kits, IAF airlifts 3 tonnes of raw material from Mumbai to Bengaluru

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As India continues to reel under the threat of COVID-19 pandemic,, the Indian Air Force (IAF) under 'Har Kaam Desh Ke Naam' initiative airlifted 3 tonnes of essential raw material for the production of personal protection equipment (PPE) from Mumbai to Bangalore.

 

The task was completed in support of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to facilitate expeditious production of PPEs in the Karnataka region.

"One AN-32 aircraft of IAF airlifted 3.0T of essential raw material for production of Personal Protection Equipment(PPE) from Mumbai to Bangalore on April 8. The task was completed in support of DRDO to facilitate expeditious production of PPE in Karnataka region," the IAF tweeted.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of coronavirus patients in the country has surged to 6,412. Meanwhile, the number of deaths in the country due to COVID-19 has risen to 199. 

The total number of active cases in the country is 5,709. Meanwhile, 504 persons have been cured/discharged/migrated.

The highest number of COVID-19 cases was reported from Maharashtra (1364), followed by Tamil Nadu (834), and Delhi (720).
Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. 
 

 

With inputs from ANI

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