Like many countries around the world, Libya’s healthcare system has been impacted by the COVID-19. In response to this issue, Egyptian authorities have sent a new shipment of medical supplies to Libya upon the directives of President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi.
According to an official statement on Tuesday by Egypt’s Armed Forces, he revealed: “A military plane from Egypt filled with large quantities of medicines and medical equipment including hundreds of ventilators and oxygen concentrators, which collects atmospheric air and converts it into pure oxygen, landed at the airport in Tripoli before dawn.”
On the other hand, the Libyan authorities expressed gratitude to Egypt for the third shipment, appreciating also the efforts exerted by Egypt to support the Libyan people.
It’s worth mentioning that this is the third medical shipment reported for 2021. In the same context, this is the third time in April Egypt has sent medical aid to the North African country, according to domestic reports.
Notably, the first shipment of medical supplies arrived in Libya on 13 April as the country continues to struggle with a catastrophic second wave of coronavirus infections.