TUNIS – Tunisia received Thursday the first batch of emergency medical aid sent by Morocco to help the North African country’s fight to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Tunisian Presidency thanked Morocco’s efforts in a tweet following the arrival of two military aircrafts loaded with field hospital equipment.
“The Tunisian Presidency extends its sincerest gratitude and appreciation to the Moroccan leadership and people following the arrival of two military aircrafts loaded with field hospital equipment to support efforts against the #Covid19 pandemic,” tweeted the Presidency.
The three military planes sent by King Mohammed VI, each carrying 13.5 tonnes of medical aid, took off Thursday morning from the 3rd Royal Air Force base of Kenitra to Tunisia, as part of the emergency medical aid ordered by HM the King for this brotherly Maghreb country.
Other military aircraft will fly to Tunisia in the coming days to continue the delivery of medical aid, which is part of the ties of active solidarity between Morocco and Tunisia.
Morocco joined other Arab states which promised to help the North African country as it struggles to contain its worst coronavirus outbreak since the pandemic began, putting its health care system under severe stress and depleting oxygen supplies.
Intensive care units are full and there is a severe shortage of oxygen, officials said.