Abu Dhabi: During this time of extreme distress and crisis acts of humanity from the UAE are making headlines. To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 683 metric tonnes of aid to 59 countries in need, supporting more than 683,000 medical professionals in the process.
In the latest news, the UAE today sent an airplane carrying eight metric tonnes of medical supplies to Grozny, Russia, to bolster efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
This aid is expected to assist approximately 8,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus.
Commenting on the aid delivery, Maadhad Hareb Jaber Alkhayeli, UAE Ambassador to Russia, remarked, “The UAE stands by Russia in its campaign to overcome the COVID-19 crisis through international cooperation and assistance. Today’s delivery of aid represents the strong ties between our two nations, which have exerted all efforts to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our communities at every turn.”Bottom of Form
In similar news, the UAE announced on Thursday it will donate coronavirus testing kits worth $10 million (Dh36.7 million) to the World Health Organization.
The kits will enable the testing of 500,000 people for COVID-19.
The donation comes in support of international efforts to contain the spread of the virus and in light of the lack of testing kits in many countries.
As part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis, the UAE has so far provided more than 714 tonnes of medical aid to 63 countries.