Egypt has airlifted to Tunis 31 tons and 566 kilograms of medical supplies to help the country in its efforts against COVID-19.
According to a statement by Egypt’s Ministry of Health, the medical aid is granted to Tunisia upon directives from President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi highlighting the depth and interdependence of relations between the two countries.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Khaled Megahed said that the medical aid shipment was airlifted by two Egyptian military aircraft. It included 1,500 doses of Remdesivir drug to treat COVID-19 patients, 300 medical oxygen cylinders and the same number of regulators, 100 pulse oximeter devices, 40 monitors, 10 high-flow nasal oxygen generators, 200,000 surgical masks, 20,000 high-efficiency masks, in addition to 20,000 latex glove boxes.
Mr Megahed said that the air bridge from Egypt to Tunis would continue carrying medical aid to help the Tunisian health sector deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
Tunisia has been recently facing an escalation in COVID-19 figures, with daily infection on 10 July reaching 9,286 and deaths 194, raising the tally to 491,021 infections and the death toll to 16,244. This has placed the country’s health sector under intolerable pressure.
11 July 2021