Speed Reading — Oxygen Aid - Level 2 — 200 wpm

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Many countries are sending oxygen to India. India currently has a COVID-19 crisis. It is the world's second most populous country, with 1.3 billion people. It is experiencing a big increase in COVID-19 cases. There are over 300,000 new cases every day. India's health system can no longer cope. Hospitals are turning people with the virus away. There are not enough beds. Many hospitals have run out of oxygen. Singapore and the UK have sent much-needed oxygen to India. India's government has arranged for Amazon to deliver 100 ventilators.

A Singapore Foreign Affairs spokesperson explained how urgent it was to help India. He said we have all seen in the past year how this pandemic is a global threat. It does not care what country, nationality or race you are from. He said people must work together to support each other. The WHO said the situation in India was "beyond heartbreaking". It is doing everything it can to provide important equipment and supplies, including mobile field hospitals. The WHO said: "The growth that we have seen in case numbers is really, truly astonishing."

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