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'#StayStrongIndia': UAE expresses support amid COVID-19 crisis by lighting up Burj Khalifa with tricolour
India has been reeling under the deadly second wave of COVID-19.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed its support to India in its fight against the deadly COVID_19 pandemic by lighting up its premier structure - Dubai's Bur Khalifa - with the Indian tricolour.
Taking to its official Twitter handle, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi tweeted a 17-second video of Burj Khalifa being lit up with the Indian national flag for a couple of seconds and then displaying the message '#StayStrongIndia'.
"As #India battles the gruesome war against #COVID19, its friend #UAE sends its best wishes @BurjKhalifa in #Dubai lits up in to showcase its support," the Indian embassy tweeted.
Burj Khalifa, a super skyscraper in Dubai, is the world's tallest structure with a total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m.
India has been reeling under the deadly second wave of COVID-19. The country on Sunday recorded 3,49,691 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic broke out last year.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the country has recorded 2,767 new deaths due to COVID-19 yesterday.
The worsening COVID-19 situation has seen a surge in the demand for medical oxygen and beds for the COVID-19 patients and many states are reporting an acute shortage in essential medical supplies.
Availability of oxygen is a key element in the treatment of certain medical conditions in the COVID infection.