UAE sends medical supplies to Zimbabwe to fight Coronavirus
Zimbabwe already battling to contain malaria which has claimed 152 lives this year, and now facing the coronavirus scourge.
A doctor said on Friday;The increase in malaria cases has raised concerns that some coronavirus cases may go unrecognized since some symptoms of the two diseases are similar.
As the country entered its fourth week of a five-week lock down imposed to control the spread of the the coronavirus, Today, UAE sends medical supplies to Zimbabwe to fight Coronavirus.
The plane containing 7.7 metric tons of medical supplies to Zimbabwe to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The aid will assist more than 7,700 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus.
Commenting on the aid delivery, His Excellency Dr. Jassim Mohammed Mubarak Al Qasimi, UAE Ambassador to Zimbabwe, stated:
“The UAE is honored to play a part in the tireless efforts of countries working to contain COVID-19. This medical aid will assist healthcare professionals in Zimbabwe with their immediate needs, ensuring they may serve on the front lines while equipped with the necessary protection.”
“The UAE considers Zimbabwe a vital partner and is committed to assisting African countries in their fight against COVID-19,” His Excellency remarked.
To date, the UAE has provided more than 448 metric tons of aid to over 40 countries, supporting nearly 448,000 medical professionals in the process.