UAE donated material to UK to aid in PPE production.
The United Arab Emirates has donated 6.6 tonnes of material to the United Kingdom that will enable the country to produce millions of items of personal protective equipment, PPE.
The shipment arrived at Heathrow Airport on a special chartered flight on Friday morning and was made up of 6.6 tonnes of melt blown fabric, an essential component of surgical face masks.
There is currently a global shortage of the material and its export is restricted from the UAE.
This single consignment will enable the UK to manufacture millions of face masks.
The UAE Ambassador to the UK, Mansoor Abulhoul, said: "We are delighted to be able to assist Britain, one of our closest friends and allies. The UAE is committed to helping fight COVID-19 wherever it can and has donated aid to 63 countries around the world."