UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1,543 metric tons of aid to 118 countries. WAM
The UAE sent a fifth aid plane carrying 21 metric tons of medical supplies and testing kits to Kazakhstan.
This aid will assist approximately 21,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus.
"Kazakhstan was one of the first countries to receive medical assistance from the UAE. In the past six months, four aircraft carrying 54.5 metric tons of medical supplies have been sent to the friendly Republic of Kazakhstan," said Ammar Omar Al Breiki, Acting Charge D'affaires at the UAE Embassy in Kazakhstan.
He added, "The dispatch of the fifth aid plane affirms the keenness of the UAE's leadership to develop the distinguished relations between the two countries by providing medical supplies to support healthcare workers in Kazakhstan and strengthen their ability to face the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic."
To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1,543 metric tons of aid to 118 countries, supporting more than 1.5 million medical professionals in the process.
The United Arab Emirates on Saturday sent an aid plane containing seven metric tonnes of medical supplies to India to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Commenting on the aid delivery, Dr. Ahmed Abdullah bin Saeed Al Matrooshi, UAE Ambassador to Romania, said, "The UAE is proud to partner with Romania in offering assistance to the country’s frontline healthcare workers, thousands of whom will benefit from today’s aid delivery."
The Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), expresses its gratitude to the UAE for the delivery of 14 tonnes of urgent medical supplies.
According to government data on Sunday, the nationwide tally of infections has reached 34.17 million since the start of the pandemic. The health ministry statement said the country reported 561 deaths overnight, taking the overall tally to 454,269 fatalities.
The central weather bureau traced the epicentre of the quake to northeastern Yilan county, and said it hit at a depth of 67 kilometres. According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 66km.
It comes after North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday, prompting an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.