Rhode Island sends 200K COVID-19 tests, medical supplies to India

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With the coronavirus apparently on the run in Rhode Island, the state is sending help to other areas of the world still battling the disease.

Care New England’s COVID-19 Crisis Relief Effort and the Rhode Island Department of Health recently sent 200,000 COVID-19 tests to India, along with protective equipment, ventilators, medications, and other medical supplies to be distributed to hospitals around Delhi.

R.I. Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott said India’s health care system has been stretched to the limit and the tests will help health care professionals quickly identify and isolate new cases.

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