The UAE has sent a plane carrying five tonnes of medical supplies to Botswana to help the country fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The shipment will help about 5,000 medical professionals in the country.
The #UAE is committed to bolstering the fight against #COVID19 throughout Africa & beyond. Today, 5 tons of medical aid is sent to #Botswana to assist 5,000 healthcare workers, raising the total number of medical professionals supported by UAE aid to 353,000. pic.twitter.com/BlGucqR5px
— هند مانع العتيبة Hend Al Otaiba (@hend_mana) May 4, 2020
“Today’s delivery of aid affirms the UAE’s continuous and active engagement in international efforts to fight Covid-19 and comes within the framework of strengthening the medical capabilities of a large number of friendly countries, such as Botswana,” said Mahash Saeed Al Hameli, the UAE’s ambassador to South Africa and non-resident ambassador to Botswana.
“Aid to Botswana will enable the country’s healthcare workers to take the necessary precautions as they work to protect the public.”
The UAE has so far provided more than 353 tonnes of aid to more than 35 countries, supporting nearly 353,000 medics.
Source: The National