COVID-19 Supplies Headed for India Prepared at US Air Force Base

Additional pallets of oxygen cylinders were packaged to leave Travis Air Force Base in California on April 28, headed for India, where a second wave of coronavirus has seen hospitals struggle.

The White House said the US would supply India with more than $100 million worth of “urgent relief.”

Officials said aid flights would begin arriving in India on April 29, carrying, besides oxygen, personal protective equipment (PPE), vaccine manufacturing supplies, and rapid diagnostic tests.

The US Department of Defense shared footage of the “brand-new, high-quality supplies” in the 60th Aerial Port Squadron Warehouse at the base in Solano County, California. Officials said the donation of 440 oxygen cylinders and regulators, one million N-95 masks, and one million COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits would be transported to India aboard a US Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy. Credit: DVIDS via Storyful