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Coronavirus LIVE updates: France sends ventilators, test kits to assist India in Covid-19 fight

Coronavirus LIVE updates: France sends ventilators, test kits to assist India in Covid-19 fight
India has reported 47,704 Covid-19 cases and 654 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Coronavirus India News Live Updates: France on Tuesday handed over to India ventilators, test kits and other medical equipment as part of its assistance in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The medical equipment was handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society by French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain at the Palam Air Force Station after the assistance material was flown to New Delhi on board a French Air Force aircraft, news agency PTI reported.

India reported 47,704 Covid-19 cases and 654 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of infections on Tuesday rose to 14,83,157 including 33,425 casualties, 4,96,988 active cases, and 9,52,744 recoveries. The government has conducted over 10 lakh Covid-19 tests in the past two days, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Globally, as many as 16,426,919 people have been infected with the virus and 6,53,353 have lost their lives.