India's 'Oxygen Express' Arrives in Lucknow as COVID Cases Soar

Trains carrying tanker trucks filled with liquid oxygen continued to arrive in Lucknow, India, on April 28, as hospitals struggled to meet the demand for oxygen from COVID-19 patients.

This footage, released by India’s railways minister, Piyush Goyal, shows the “Oxygen Express” service arriving in the capital of Uttar Pradesh.

In a separate tweet, Goyal said more than 510 metric tonnes (562 tons) of liquid medical oxygen had now been delivered to Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi.

On Wednesday, India’s Ministry of Health reported 360,960 new cases of COVID-19 and 3,293 deaths in the last 24 hours. Credit: Piyush Goyal via Storyful