Africa: UAE sends medical supplies to Nigeria for Covid-19 treatment


The United Arab Emirates’(UAE) king, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has sent aid flight to Sudan and Nigeria carrying tonnes of medical supplies, and 20 tonnes of food supplies to combat the coronavirus pandemic in both countries.

The emirates had earlier in May sent an aid plane containing six metric tons of medical supplies to Niger to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The aid will assist approximately 6,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus.

The medical supplies to African countries by the UAE’s is part of efforts to ensure that medical professionals throughout Africa, especially those in the Sahel region, have access to the necessary personal protective equipment to enable their critical work on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19.”

To date, the UAE has provided more than 467 metric tonnes of aid to over 42 countries, supporting nearly 467,000 medical professionals in the process.

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