Sheikh Mohammed sends 60 tonnes of medical aid to UK in fight against coronavirus

The aid includes PPE for frontline healthcare professionals.

  
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

UAE - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has directed to send urgent medical aid to the UK to help fight coronavirus Covid-19.

Dubai Media Office tweeted on Thursday that the Ruler has ordered 60 tonnes of Personal Protection Equipment for Britain's National Health Service (NHS) - to help them combat the pandemic.

The medical aid will also include face masks, protective clothing and other essential supplies.

The first aircraft carrying this aid landed at Heathrow Airport today from suppliers in China.

The assistance was in light of UAE-UK's deep and long standing connections, a spokesperson for the PM office said, BBC reported.

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