UAE Sends a new batch of aid to Uzbekistan
The coronavirus was confirmed to have spread to Uzbekistan when its first case was confirmed on 15 March 2020. The case was traced first from Uzbek citizen returning from France and ever since, the government has been working on how to curb the pandemic with supports from the UAE aid.
On Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates sent an aid of plane containing five metric tons of medical supplies to Uzbekistan to assist the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The aid will assist approximately 5,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus.
Commenting on the aid delivery, Saeed Mattar Al Qamzi, UAE Ambassador to Uzbekistan , remarked:
The UAE is pleased today to deliver the second shipment of medical supplies to aid our partners in Uzbekistan in strengthening their fight against COVID-19.
The UAE stands with all countries working with determination and bravery to bring an end to this pandemic, Saeed Al Qamzi added.
On March 28, the UAE sent an aid plane containing eight metric tons of medical supplies to Uzbekistan, benefiting approximately 8,000 medical professionals.
To date, the UAE has provided more than 442 metric tons of aid to over 39 countries, supporting nearly 442,000 medical professionals in the process.