Egypt sends coronavirus aid to Iraq

Ahram Online , Saturday 5 Sep 2020

Iraq

Egypt sent on Saturday medical aid to Iraq to help the Arab country face the coronavirus outbreak. The move was initiated by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the Armed Forces said.

A military cargo plane carrying medical supplies and sensitisers took off from East Cairo air base to Iraq and was received by a number of Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

Iraq's Ambassador in Cairo Ahmed Nayef said the aid will help Iraq's health sector combat the coronavirus crisis.

Nayef and Iraqi officials said they appreciate Egypt's support of Iraq at this critical time, the statement added.

Iraq has recorded 256,710 coronavirus cases since February, including 7,422 fatalities and 195,259 fully recovered patients.

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