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Egypt to Send Medical Gowns to UK in Assistance over COVID-19 Fight

Wed 15 Apr 2020 | 04:02 PM

On Tuesday, the UK Minister of State for International Trade Greg Hands said, on his Twitter account, that Egypt will send a large number of medical gowns to the UK in aid to the British government’s efforts in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

In his tweet, Hands also expressed his gratitude to Egypt for its move, which came after contacting the Egyptian Ambassador in the U.K. and lots of engagement by British Ambassador to Egypt Geoffrey D Adams.

It is noteworthy that Egypt, since the pandemic outbreak, has expressed its readiness to support other countries that are badly affected by the virus.

On April 4, Egypt sent two military jets carrying medical equipment, protective suits, detergents and sanitizers to Italy in assistance to the Italian government to deal with the deadly virus.

On March 22, Egypt also sent more than one million medical face masks landed in the Italian Malpensa Airport. Italy has recorded high number of deaths due to Coronavirus spread, with the death toll passing 20,000 cases.

On Saturday, Egypt sent Libyan 44 containers of detergents on the shipping line between Damietta Port and Libya's Tobruk Port.More than 127,000 people have died so far worldwide because of the coronavirus pandemic, and more than 2 million people have been infected with the COVID-19 as the cases continue to rise around the world.

Several Arab countries have tightened restrictions on movement and travel, with the aim of curbing the spread of the Coronavirus, and some have pledged billions of dollars in economic stimulus programs to reduce the economic repercussions of the crisis.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic as the new virus has rapidly spread to more than 181,000 people from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

More cases of the virus, which causes respiratory disease COVID-19, continue to emerge, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy, and Iran.

People across the globe partake in self-isolation for 14 days as an effective precautionary measure to protect those around them and themselves from contracting COVID-19.