ADDIS ABABA – The State of Qatar has donated medical Supplies weighing 8.5 tons to Ethiopia in support of its effort to contain the deadly COVID-19.
The arrival of the donation on Tuesday has been attended by Ethiopian high-ranking government officials and diplomatic corps from Qatari Embassy in Addis Ababa.
“My profound appreciation to the government of Qatar for the generous donation of 8.5 tons of medical supplies,” said Dr. Lia Tadesse, Ethiopia’s Minister of Health.
She said the support via Qatar Fund for Development would be “very instrumental in the fight against COVID-19 in Ethiopia”.
To date, the East African nation has confirmed more than 700 cases of COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.
The donation consists of 470,000 surgical masks, 70,000 N95 face masks, 60,000 gloves, 57,000 coveralls, 45,000 FF3 masks, 40,000 FF2 masks, 35,000 surgical gowns 30,000 goggles, and 12,250 face shields has arrived in Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport today.
The donation has transported by Qatar Airways special relief flight no QRS790 after traveling for 4 hours from Doha.
Dr. Ergogie Tesfaye, Minister of Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, received the support from Hamad Mohammed Al-Dosari, ambassador of the State of Qatar to Ethiopia, at Addis Ababa Bole international airport.
Image: The medical supplies arrived at Addis Ababa today [Photo MoH]