Watch video: Burj Khalifa supports India with national flag display amid COVID-19 crisis

World’s tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai was lit up in the colours of the Indian National flag on Sunday in support of the Covid-19 crisis the country is going through. The 23-second video showed the tricolour displayed on the tower's facade, with the text #StayStrongIndia.

Sharing a video on its official Twitter handle,the tweet read, "Sending hope, prayers, and support to India and all its people during this challenging time. #BurjKhalifa #StayStrongIndia

India is facing the second wave of COVID-19, also many states in the country are facing massive shortage of oxygen amid rise in cases. The country today logged close to 3.5 lakh cases.

India logged a record 3,49,691 new coronavirus infections in a day taking it total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,69,60,172, while active cases crossed the 26-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The death toll increased to 1,92,311 with a record 2,767 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 26,82,751 comprising 15.82 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 83.05 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,40,85,110, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.13 per cent, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of 1.50 crore on April 19. According to the ICMR, 27,79,18,810 samples have been tested up to April 25 with 17,19,588 samples being tested on Saturday.

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