Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 1 December 2020

UAE assists Iraq, Argentina and Paraguay with Covid-19 relief

UAE has sent aid across the globe to help countries in the fight against coronavirus

The UAE has delivered 84 tonnes of Covid-19 aid this week to Argentina, Iraq and Paraguay, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has said.

Since the pandemic started, the country has dispatched supplies across the world to help countries overcome the virus and put their economies back on a solid footing.

To date, the UAE has delivered 1,412 tonnes of aid to countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas since the pandemic began.

The shipments have included food and medical supplies, which have supported 1.4 million medical workers globally.

Last week, the UAE delivered shipments to Cambodia, Colombia, Kazakhstan and Myanmar.

In the Americas, the UAE has previously sent protective gear to Columbia, 500,000 Covid-19 testing kits to Brazil and financial support to US charities and organisations that provide food to those in need.

More than 900,000 people have died from Covid-19 across the globe with about 28 million cases.

Total cases in the UAE now stand at 78,849, with 68,983 recoveries and 399 deaths.

Updated: September 12, 2020 03:12 PM

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