Coronavirus: UAE sends fourth shipment of vaccines to Syria

Move aims to assist Syria curb the pandemic

Damascus received the second batch of medical aid sent by the UAE to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and support the Syrian medical sector in coordination with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent on September 4, 2020. Wam
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A fourth UAE aircraft loaded with Covid-19 vaccines arrived in Syria's capital Damascus on Tuesday.

The shipment was sent by the Emirates Red Crescent, in co-ordination with the Syrian Red Crescent Association, to assist the country's health sector in curbing the pandemic, reported state news agency Wam.

It also aims to protect frontline workers in Syria, along with people suffering from chronic diseases and those displaced in camps.

The three earlier shipments of vaccine doses were sent to the country before Ramadan.

Syria has been suffering from more than 10 years of conflict and is also dealing with the pandemic.

The aid is part of the UAE's global response to coronavirus, which has seen the country send aid shipments to scores of countries across the world from Ethiopia to Pakistan.

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