"Alarmed by the epidemiological situation in India". However, the USA has not clearly spelled out yet if it would supply the required raw materials. They need our help.
A US State Department spokesperson said, "Of course, it is not only in our interest that the American people are vaccinated, but it is also a beneficial step for the rest of the world".
Due to the massive spike in Covid-19 cases in India, it looks likely that the country will be added to the list for mandatory hotel quarantine, with Taoiseach Micheál Martin saying a decision will be made early this week.
However, the milestone came as a record 900,000 cases of coronavirus were recorded globally yesterday, and health systems in many countries are collapsing.
India's crematoriums and burial grounds are being overwhelmed by the devastating new surge of infections tearing through the populous country with terrifying speed, depleting the supply of life-saving oxygen to critical levels and leaving patients to die while waiting in line to see doctors.
Last week, Adar Poonawalla, chief executive officer of the Serum Institute of India which produces Covishield vaccine, had requested US President Joe Biden to lift the embargo on the export of raw materials.
"To help treat Covid-19 patients and protect frontline health workers in India, the United States has identified supplies of therapeutics, rapid diagnostic test kits, ventilators and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that will immediately be made available to India", the statement added.
Morrison government quashes Victoria's belt and road deal with China
Senator Payne said local governments and publicly funded universities had notified her of more than 1,000 foreign deals. Foreign Minister Marise Payne said that four documents signed by the southeastern state of Victoria will be canceled.
Carnegie India, Indian think tank urged the USA administration to "consider exceptions" to the Defense Production Act (DPA) and ease the global vaccine supply chain. "That, in turn, poses a threat well beyond the United States".
The AstraZeneca vaccine, along with the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, is suspected of causing very rare but serious blood clots in a handful of cases, but is approved for use in many countries including India.
Funeral pyres have lit up the night sky in the worst affected cities, and the country has set a new global record of 350,000 new infections a day, which experts say could be a vast undercount. India is in dire straits.
Earlier this week, a report by The Economist suggested that vaccine production in India will come to a halt within weeks if the U.S. does not lift the ban on 37 crucial items.
Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor of the U.S., had a call with India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
She said the United States has already provided India some $1.4 billion in health assistance, emergency relief supplies, pandemic training for Indian state and local health officials, and ventilators.
Earlier today, the European Union (EU) said it will do its utmost to support India, amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country which has led to shortage of hospital beds and medical-grade oxygen in some parts of the country.
"We are working closely with our partners in the Indian government, and we will rapidly deploy additional support to the people of India and India's health care heroes".