This aid will assist approximately 12,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the COVID-19 virus. WAM
The UAE on Wednesday sent a second aid plane carrying 12 metric tonnes of medical supplies and testing kits to Costa Rica. This aid will assist approximately 12,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the COVID-19.
Commenting on the aid delivery, Juma Al Rumaithi, UAE Ambassador to Costa Rica, said, "The dispatch of a medical aid plane to Costa Rica today is part of supporting the outstanding bilateral relations between the two countries and boosting Costa Rican efforts in the fight against the virus."
"This is the second aid plane sent by the UAE to Costa Rica. The first, carrying 8.5 metric tonnes of medical supplies, was sent last June as part of efforts to help healthcare workers in Costa Rica and provide them with additional protection in containing the pandemic," he added.
To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1510 metric tonnes of aid to 118 countries, supporting more than 1.5 million medical professionals.WAM
The UAE is committed and shall continue sharing to the world its experiences as it remains open to others’ and learn from these as well, to solve the yet-to-be-globally extinguished SARS-CoV2.
The UAE has emerged as the quintessential saviour for the distressed, particularly in these coronavirus times. The medical aid that was sent by the UAE to the world has reached 1,392 tonnes benefiting 118 countries through 144 flights. The aid included personal protection equipment, medical and food items, personal and preventive protection tools, and diagnostic devices for COVID-19, which supported more than 1.3 million people working in the medical sector.
A 32-year-old Asian investor was booked and prosecuted along with another employee, for forging a COVID-19 test result in order to travel outside the UAE. The incident dates back to last December, when an employee of a travel agency received the defendant’s COVID-19 test results and discovered that it was outdated.
The convoy arrived in the Gaza Strip through the Rafah Border Crossing, and is the largest medical support of its kind provided by the UAE to Gaza since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa discussed challenges of the media industry with attendees at the meeting, exploring ways to expand the sector’s role in the UAE’s development.
Fuelled by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, infections exploded during the past four weeks, with around two million cases recorded.
Thick fog continued to form for the second day in a row across various parts in the country on Thursday. The fog lasted for 12 hours and a half in several areas of the country on Thursday, as it started at exactly 10 pm and continued until 10:30am, because of the country being affected by surface high-pressure systems, accompanied with a ridge of upper air high pressure, according to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM).