UAE sends nine tonnes of emergency medical aid to Rwanda

The African country received medical supplies, testing kits, ventilators and Covid-19 vaccines

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The UAE sent 9 tonnes of emergency medical aid to Rwanda on Saturday.

An aircraft carrying medical supplies, testing kits, ventilators and Covid-19 vaccines flew to the African nation.

UAE ambassador to Rwanda, Hazza Mohammed Kharsan Al Qahtani, thanked the UAE for sending supplies to the country to battle the pandemic.

“Rwanda was among the first countries to receive medical aid from the UAE to combat Covid-19,” he said.

“In June 2020, the UAE sent to Rwanda a plane carrying four tonnes of medical supplies, to help over 4,000 healthcare workers to contain the spread of the pandemic.

“In February 2021, the UAE sent a plane carrying 7.8 tonnes of medical aid, in support of the Rwandan government's efforts to fight Covid-19.”

The UAE also sent 56 tonnes of medical supplies, including oxygen cylinders, respiratory equipment and Covid-19 vaccines, to Indonesia on Saturday.

To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing more than 2,200 tonnes of aid to more than 135 countries.

Updated: July 25, 2021, 4:20 AM
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