UAE sends medical aid to Lima in fight against COVID-19

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The UAE has sent an aid plane carrying 5 metric tonnes of medical supplies to Peru to bolster the country's efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

This aid will assist approximately 5,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus.

Commenting on the delivery, Jassim Saif Al Shamsi, Chargé d'Affaires at the UAE Embassy in Lima, said, "The dispatch of a medical aid plane today to Peru shows that UAE’s assistance can reach any part of the world. It also reflects the belief of our wise leadership that we live in a single world where efforts and potential must be united to face this dangerous pandemic and threat to humankind."

He added, "The UAE's assistance to Peru reflects the strength of the enduring relations between the two countries that embody constructive cooperation and consensus at all levels. It also comes within the framework of the tireless work that the UAE is doing to extend a helping hand to Peru by contributing to support medical workers and provide them with the necessary supplies to enhance their efforts to contain the pandemic."

To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1,000 metric tonnes of aid to 70 countries, supporting more than 1 million medical professionals in the process.

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