UAE medical support will boost COVID fight - avers VP
Sierra Leone’s Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh has stated that the donation of 7tons of medical supplies from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will help boost the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The vice president on Monday May 11, 2020 received the items received the donated Anti-Coronavirus medical supplies from Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Lungi International Airport.
The donation was as a result of a fruitful virtual meeting held last week to discuss the consignment between President Julius Maada Bio and the Crown Prince, who enjoy great fraternal relationship.
The items donated include Personal Protective Gears (PPEs) for 7,000 frontline healthcare workers and testing kits, among others.
In his short statement, Dr. Jalloh commended the Crown Prince for the gesture, attributing it to the strong bilateral ties between the two countries.
He said the donation was a fruit of the President's numerous engagements in building strategic partnerships around the world and assured that the donation will be the start of goodies coming from abroad.
He stated that President Bio had shown exemplary leadership in the fight against the COVID-19, noting that the medical items would help bolster the capacity of government in the fight against the virus.
In his reaction, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the UAE, Rashid Sesay said: “We are thankful to His Highness the Crown Prince and the People of UAE for this gesture at such a difficult period. We hope to further foster relations with the UAE for the benefit of our two nations.”