Coronavirus: WHO chief thanks Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed

The UAE sent two aid planes carrying critical medical supplies to Iran this week

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization speaks during a news conference on updates regarding on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 9, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has praised the UAE and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for their support to help combat the coronavirus outbreak.

"Thanks #UAE and @MohamedBinZayed for your continuing support to the #COVID19 response," tweeted Mr Ghebreyesus.

"Solidarity among international communities is of the utmost necessity," he said.

On Monday, the UAE sent two aid planes carrying critical medical supplies to Iran to support the country contain the increasing coronavirus cases.

The two aid aircraft, which took off from Abu Dhabi, contained over 32 metric tonnes of supplies, including boxes of gloves, surgical masks, and protective equipment.

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