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

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The UAE has sent an aid plane carrying seven metric tonnes of medical supplies to Uruguay 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.

"The UAE has a distinguished historical relationship with Uruguay, characterised by friendship and consensus in political positions and cooperation in various fields," said Saeed Rashed Obaid Alzaabi, UAE Ambassador to Argentina and Non-Resident Ambassador to Uruguay.

"The delivery of medical assistance today affirms the keenness of the UAE leadership to develop and consolidate friendly relations and strengthen them at all levels between the two countries, especially in the field of health and preventive efforts and support for medical personnel."

To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1,046 metric tonnes of aid to 71 countries, supporting more than one million medical professionals in the process.

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