RIYADH (RAHNUMA): Burj Khalifa lit up in the colors of the Indian flag on Sunday evening in a sign of the UAE’s solidarity with the coronavirus-ravaged country.
“Sending hope, prayers, and support to India and all its people during this challenging time,” the iconic tower’s official Twitter account stated, using hashtag #StayStrongIndia which was also displayed on Burj Khalifa.
Indians are the largest group of expatriates in the UAE.
India is facing a crisis as COVID-19 cases surge and oxygen and medical supplies are scarce.Patients’ families are pleading for help on social media and India’s crematoriums and burial grounds are being overwhelmed by the devastating new surge of infections tearing through the country at terrifying speed.
India recorded 349,691 new cases and 2,767 deaths in the last 24 hours — the highest since the start of the pandemic.
Saudi Arabia, Pakistan the US, the UK, France and the EU have all pledged to help India battle the crisis it faces.
Saudi Arabia shipped 80 metric tons of liquid oxygen to India on Saturday and Pakistan has offered to provide its rival with relief support including ventilators, oxygen supply kits, digital X-ray machines, PPEs and and related items.