COVID-19: Morocco sends emergency medical assistance to Tunisia

Morocco, at the high instructions of King Mohammed VI, will send emergency medical assistance to Tunisia, following the worsening of the epidemiological situation in the sisterly Maghreban country.

Due to a sharp increase in contamination cases and deaths linked to Covid-19 in Tunisia, King Mohammed VI has given his high instructions for sending emergency medical aid to this brotherly Maghreb country, said the Foreign Ministry in a press release Tuesday.

The medical aid will consist of two complete and autonomous intensive care units, with a total capacity of 100 beds. It will also include 100 respirators and two oxygen generators with a capacity of 33 m3 per hour each. The aid will be airlifted by Royal Air Force planes, the ministry said.

The King’s decision falls within the framework of the ties of active solidarity between Morocco and Tunisia, as well as of the authentic fraternity which unites the two brotherly peoples.

Tunisia’s health system has collapsed due to the surge in coronavirus cases, said the health ministry recently when describing the dire situation in the country.

The pandemic has had a disastrous impact on the country and hospitals are submerged by Covid-19 patients and morgues hit maximum capacity.

On Monday, the health ministry reported 4,310 news cases and 104 fatalities. With the new data, the toll of contaminations has hit 501,923, while death count stands at 16,494

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