Egypt has sent a military plane filled with medical supplies to South Sudan to support the country in its fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), a military statement announced on Tuesday.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi had instructed for the aid shipment to take place. It includes large amounts of medicines, disinfects, protective clothes and equipment, as well as large quantities of infant formula, the statement added.
The shipment came as part of Egypt’s efforts to support its fellow African countries, and to enhance their cooperation and historic relations, the statement said.
South Sudan’s total confirmed cases currently stand at 290 cases, with 4 fatalities so far. South Sudan’s Vice-President, Riek Machar, is in self-isolation after he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus.
In April, Egypt dispatched a military plane filled with medical aid and protective suits to the US as part of its efforts to assist friendly countries in the global battle.
Also in April, Minister of Health Hala Zayed travelled to Italy, one of the countries in the world most severely hit by the virus, with two military aircraft holding medical and disinfection supplies.
Egypt has also dispatched shipments of medical supplies to China to support the latter’s fight against the coronavirus.