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The UAE sent an aid plane carrying 7 metric tons of medical supplies to Jubaland, Somalia to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
This aid will assist approximately 7,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus.
Commenting on the aid delivery, Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, UAE Ambassador to Somalia, said, "The medical assistance sent to Jubaland, Somalia today affirms the UAE leadership's keenness to support international efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus, particularly in African countries. This aid also aims to provide urgently needed medical supplies to thousands of medical professionals treating Somali patients and confronting the pandemic."
The UAE sent an aid plane containing 27 metric tons of medical supplies to Somalia on 14th April in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, WHO. The aid contained 7 metric tons provided by the UAE and 20 metric tons offered by WHO, benefiting more than 27,000 healthcare workers to strengthen efforts to contain the virus’ spread.
To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 963 metric tons of aid to 68 countries, supporting more than 963,000 medical professionals in the process.
Dar Al Ber Society has announced its donation of Dhs7 million to the Crisis and Disaster Fund, in support of the efforts of the UAE and its programmes to preserve public health and safety, in the face of the threat of the spread of the novel coronavirus “Covid-19”, and in order to provide the desired equipment and supplies to various sectors, according to the decisions of the concerned authorities.
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Instantly, the patrols and the National Ambulance were dispatched to the reported location from which the child was transferred to Al Qasimi Hospital, where he was declared dead in the hospital at 7pm on the same day.
"Sixteen bodies were found during search and rescue efforts," the ministry said in a statement, adding that 18 people were still missing. Officials said more than 350 rescuers are at work on the ground.