UAE to support Pakistan in the fight against COVID-19: Hamad Obaid Al Zaabi

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: The United Arab Emirates ambassador to Pakistan, Mr. Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi said that the UAE leadership including President Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan and Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan taking personal interest in the well-being of the people of Pakistan.

The arrival of the third batch of medical aid for Pakistan confirms the commitment of UAE and its leadership to stand by the people of Pakistan in these exceptional circumstances going through the world, UAE envoy said.

The UAE is proud to extend assistance to Pakistan in furtherance of global solidarity in the fight against COVID-19. “Through this aid, we honor the frontline health care workers in Pakistan and around the world who are working tirelessly to put an end to this crisis,” Hamad Obaid Al Zaabi remarked.

The United Arab Emirates delivered a third batch of medical and food supplies to Pakistan to support its fight against the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, the UAE Embassy said in a statement.

“The United Arab Emirates sent an aid plane containing 14 metric tons of medical and food supplies to Pakistan to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19,” the statement informed.

The aid contains 14 tons and will benefit more than 7,000 health care workers to enhance efforts to contain the spread of Corona virus, embassy twiter accont told in urdu, english and Arabic lanuguage.

The UAE delivered the first batch of critical medical supplies to Pakistan on April 2. On April 5, the second batch of 11 metric tons of medical supplies provided by the UAE arrived in Islamabad.

“To date, the UAE has provided more than 320 metric tons of aid to over 30 countries, supporting nearly 320,000 medical professionals in the process,” the statement read.

In the past two weeks, Pakistan has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 cases, and more than 14,000 people have so far been diagnosed with the respiratory illness with more than 300 related deaths.

According to the health ministry data, there are 4,956 patients in Sindh, 5,640 in Punjab, 1,984 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 853 in Balochistan, 320 in Gilgit-Baltistan, 261 Islamabad and 65 in Azad Kashmir.

So far, 157,223 tests have been done in the country. The authorities conducted 6,417 tests during the last 24 hours.

Arif Qureshi is Editor Daily Online “The Fortress” he can be reached at arifqoreshi@gmail.com

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