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Mohammed Alaa, Staff Reporter
The number of countries that the UAE helped to confront and control spread of the COVID-19 reached 119 countries, which received more than 1,592 tonnes of medical supplies and personal protection equipment benefiting 1.592 million medical workers in these countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed that the UAE seeks to provide various possible support in such situations to affirm solidarity with all brotherly and friendly countries in crises that require concerted efforts to mitigate their effects.
The Ministry emphasised that the immediate response reflects the keenness of the wise leadership of the UAE to stand by the brothers in various difficult situations, and to extend a helping hand to everyone in need.
The UAE recently sent an aid plane carrying 11 tonnes of medical supplies and respirators to the Republic of Tunisia, where more than 11,000 health care workers would benefit from them.
The aid is aimed to enhance their efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19. Another aid plane carrying 21 tonnes of medical supplies and testing equipment, which is the fifth plane was dispatched to Kazakhstan to support more than 21,000 health care workers in combating the spread of the virus.
Other two aid planes were dispatched to Costa Rica and Tajikistan carrying 12 tonnes of medical supplies and testing equipment each. One aid plane carrying 7 tonnes of medical supplies and testing equipment was sent to the Argentine to support the efforts of 7,000 health workers and to enhance their capabilities to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The UAE also sent an aid plane carrying 14 tonnes of medical supplies to Colombia, where 14,000 health care workers will benefit from them. Previously three aid planes carrying 26.7 tonnes of medical aid were already sent, including equipment and personal protection, along with more than 200,000 COVID-19 testing kits. These benefited more than 30,000 medical workers there.
"The clear vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was not clouded when this pandemic hit the world
The medical aid includes basic supplies used to maintain the precautionary and preventive measures aimed at confronting the coronavirus pandemic, assist front-line medical staff and support their efforts to contain the virus in Syria, Dr Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi said.
Sheikh Mohamed directed the dispatch of a search and rescue team and the provision of urgent relief supplies and emergency aid to those affected by the earthquake in Syria to help families in the hardest-hit areas.
As part of efforts to strengthen the capacity of the health sector in various countries to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, the United Arab Emirates today sent an aid plane containing 12.4 metric tons of medical supplies to Jordan.
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The perpetrator left a trace that he could not imagine, which were scissors that he used to cut cuffs of his fellows involved in the crime, and his shoeprint on a door, he added.