The Indian Air Force Poured Rose Petals Over Delhi In Gratitude To Medics
A helicopter of the Indian air force poured rose petals over the monument to the dead police officers in Delhi, and 12 hospitals in the Indian capital that are fighting the coronavirus will also be showered with petals, the Ministry of defense of the country said.
Also in honor of the "soldiers with coronavirus," three Lockheed C-130 military transport planes flew over the Indian capital, and a little later three triples of su-30 MKI, MiG-29, and Jaguar fighters.
In the evening, the Indian Navy will join the action – five ships at the anchorage in Mumbai at 19.30 local time will light up the lights, launch flares and turn on sirens in honor of people fighting a new disease. The ships will also appear on posters "India thanked the soldiers with the coronavirus."
The action will involve units of the Indian coast guard – many ships located in 25 areas, including the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, will light illuminations, and helicopters will shower hospitals fighting the coronavirus with rose petals.
According to the latest data, the number of people infected with coronavirus in India increased to 39.9 thousand people, 1.3 thousand died, and 10.6 thousand people recovered.
On March 11, the world health organization declared the outbreak of a new COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 3.2 million cases of infection have been recorded in the world, and almost 230,000 people have died.