The Egyptian plane that arrived today is loaded with some 9 tons of medications and medical supplies; as per the real needs listed by the Lebanese side, he said.
The assistance came upon directives from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the Egyptian Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Thursday.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Wednesday ordered urgently sending two planes carrying medical aid to Lebanon, after a deadly blast in the Lebanese capital that reportedly killed at least 100 people and injured at least 4,000 others.
Medical aid includes saline solutions, PPE, and other medical supplies.
Egypt will send urgent medical aid to Iraq within three days, to back the latter’s efforts to face the novel coronavirus, Egyptian Minister of Health Hala Zayed said on Sunday, as Iraq has seen a drastic surge in coronavirus cases over the last period.
President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa affirmed continuous communication with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi during direct meetings and messages of consultation on issues of mutual concern, an Egyptian official statement read.
The ambassador said that this step comes as an affirmation of the distinguished relations between the two countries as well as Egypt's standing with the Palestinian people in all adversity.
South Sudan has so far recorded 481 coronavirus cases and 4 deaths, while Egypt has reported more than 15,000 cases and almost 700 deaths.
The shipment is larger than the two previous ones .
The Sudanese government thanked Monday the Egyptian government as the latter sent medical supplies to Khartoum.
The 25-ton shipment falls within the framework of the state’s plan to confront the coronavirus.
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi directed the Egyptian Armed Forces on Monday to send medical aid to Sudan.
The aid consists of medicine and protective equipment to face COVID-19 pandemic.
"The window of opportunity to surge medical and humanitarian equipment into Africa to curb the pandemic is closing fast," said Amer Daoudi, WFP’s COVID-19 Response Director.
Wisner said the assistance shipment reflects the good spirt of Egyptians toward the American people, regardless of the amount of aid provided.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed updates about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) with his American counterpart, Mike Pompeo.
Egypt’s Health Minister Hala Zayed on Thursday announced sending 10 tons of medical supplies to China, to help prevent the spread of the new deadly coronavirus, affirming that the Egyptian state would provide support to the Chinese people in Egypt.
Egypt sends humanitarian aid to Iraqi people upon instructions of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.