UAE sends medical aid to Maldives to Fight it against Corona
The arrival of an aid plane sent by the United Arab Emirates to the Maldives, loaded with 72 tons of relief materials to support it in the face of Corona, as part of the efforts of the state to help the countries of the world to confront the pandemic, which numbered 65 countries across the world, obtained 802 tons of shipments to more than 800 thousand beneficiaries.
Foreign Minister of Maldives expressed appreciation to UAE
Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of Maldives; Former Member of Parliament (1995 to 2018); Former Speaker of Parliament.
He said on his Twitter account;
He expressed his sincere gratitude to the Govt of United Arab Emirates for the generous donation of essential medical supplies & equipment worth USD 5 million (72 tons) which arrived today via a special cargo flight.
The United Arab Emirates is an invaluable friend & partner of the Maldives, time & time again.
Sincere gratitude to the Govt of #UAE for the generous donation of essential medical supplies & equipment worth USD 5 million (72 tons) which arrived today via a special cargo flight. UAE is an invaluable friend & partner of the Maldives, time & time again. @ABZayed @HHMansoor pic.twitter.com/Jra7yLWAiT
— Abdulla Shahid (@abdulla_shahid) June 8, 2020
A jump with Corona injuries in the Maldives
The Maldives, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean with one of the busiest capitals in the world, has seen a rapid rise in cases of coronavirus over the past few weeks.
Health officials expect that more than 77,000 people, or a quarter of those currently living in the country, will be infected, with more than 5,000 likely to need intensive care.
Due to the rapid jump with Corona injuries in the Maldives, the United Arab Emirates was the first country that provided it with medical supplies, in order to benefit the healthcare stuff in their mission against COVID-19.
The Maldives reported its first case in March, and as of mid-April, so it turned all resorts into quarantine centres, in order to contain the virus inside the isolated resort islands that had been turned into quarantine centres.
Its finances are extremely crowded, with more than 150,000 people living in an area of 5.8 square kilometres.
The government has taken precautions to prevent the virus from entering the capital by suspending entry visas upon arrival and checking people who enter through airports and arrive from other islands.