Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichaihelped to fight India’s battle against the second wave of Covid-19, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had referred to as a ‘toofan’ (storm) while addressing his radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday. Taking to Twitter, Sundar Pichai said,” Devastated to see the worsening crisis in India. Google and Googlers are providing Rs 135 crore funding to Unicef and non-profit Give India for medical supplies, supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information.”
Infections have crossed 3 lakh per day and cases continue to rise. As many as 3,52,991 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload to 1,73,13,163, said the data updated by Union Health Ministry at 8 am today.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that he is heartbroken with the current situation in India. “I am heartbroken by the current situation in India. I’m grateful the US government is mobilizing to help. “Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices,” Satya Nadella tweeted.
As India is battling a second wave of coronavirus, several countries including the United States and Britain have come forward to provide critical supplies. US President Joe Biden said that the United States is determined to “help” India as it faces an unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.