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Turkey sends medical supplies to Tunisia amid outbreak

Turkey sends medical supplies to Tunisia amid outbreak

Turkey keeps its humanitarian air bridges working, on Friday the medical aid supplies were sent to Tunisia. The fight against COVID-19 in the African country is going on.

The Turkish National Defense Ministry has confirmed that another flight with the medical supplies and personal protective equipment was sent to Tunisis.

In a Wednesday statement, Turkish foreign minister reported that about two-thirds of the nations of the world have requested medical supplies from Turkey to fight coronavirus, and nearly half of these requests were met.

Over month, Turkish people have stretched a hand of help to many nations. The humanitarian air bridge is working regularly: the most-infected countries such as Italy, Spain, and the UK have been received help from Ankara. So far, Turkey remains the world’s third-largest provider of humanitarian aid during the pandemic, the Turkish top diplomat added.

“Medical aid supplies, prepared at the direction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for use against the COVID-19 outbreak, have been sent to Tunisia,” the foreign ministry wrote on Twitter.

The novel virus after originating in China last December, has spread fast globally. Now, Europe and the US are the worst-hit regions, according to Anadolu Agency.

The coronavirus outbreak resulted in death of around 269,600 worldwide, with total infections over 3.84 million. However, the doctors reported more than 1.28 million patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.