The United Arab Emirates announced on March 16 that it had sent two critical medical supplies to Iran to support its efforts to combat the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The two relief planes that took off from Abu Dhabi on Monday contained over 32 tons of supplies, including boxes with thousands of pairs of gloves, surgical masks and protective equipment.

The flight is the second humanitarian delivery the UAE has made to Iran in the past few days. On March 3, the UAE, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), carried out a coronavirus support mission in Iran by sending a UAE 7.5-ton medical plane which had 5 World Health Organization experts to help over 14,000 healthcare workers.

The initiative was part of the UAE’s collaboration with countries where Covid-19 broke out to increase global efforts to curb the spread of the virus.

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