A number of countries, including Turkey, have mobilized efforts to provide assistance to Tunisia, where the rate of spread of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) has increased.
According to the Tunisian presidential administration, two military transport aircraft from Egypt with medical equipment, medicines, intensive care machines and oxygen concentrators have landed at the Al-Uweina military airfield in the Tunisian capital.
The day before, the Embassy of Qatar in Tunisia announced the delivery to the African country of a fully equipped field hospital with 200 beds, as well as 100 ventilators.
Turkish Ambassador Chaglar Fakhri Chakyralp on Saturday, July 10, met with the Speaker of the Tunisian Parliament Rashid Al-Ghannushi, where he announced Ankara’s plans to send medical aid to Tunisia.
Meanwhile, the head of the Ministry of Health of Algeria, Abdurrahman bin Buzayd, also announced his country’s readiness to lend a helping hand to the Tunisian people.
In addition, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, contacted Tunisian President Qays Said by telephone. The monarch said that Riyadh is ready to supply Tunisia with the necessary equipment to fight COVID-19 as soon as possible.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dibeybe said yesterday during a telephone conversation with Said that Tripoli is ready to provide the necessary medical equipment to Tunisia.
According to KUNA news agency, the Kuwait Red Crescent Society will help meet the medical needs of Tunisia.
According to the Ministry of Health of Tunisia, over the past 24 hours, 194 people have died in the country due to a new type of coronavirus infection. The total number of deaths reached 16,244.
In total, 491,021 cases of infection with a dangerous infection have been confirmed in the country, including 9,286 in the last day. The number of those who recovered is 388,017.
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