The United Arab Emirates sent an aid plane to Jordan in fight against COVID-19 yesterday. The aid will assist approximately 12,000 medical professionals and 12 metric tonnes of medical supplies, testing kits and ventilators as they work to contain the virus.
Ahmed Ali Al Balushi, UAE Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, said: "In continuation of the UAE's efforts to support our brothers in Jordan in meeting the challenges posed by COVID-19, a third aircraft was sent carrying screening equipment, personal protective equipment, and medical supplies."
"The shipment of medical assistance comes within the brotherly relationship between both countries and their peoples, wherein two aid planes carrying 27.4 tonnes of medical supplies were sent to provide support and strengthen the efforts of frontline medical workers as they fight the COVID-19 pandemic", he added.
To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1604 metric tonnes of aid to 119 countries in need, supporting more than 1.6 million medical professionals in the process.