Saudi Arabia to send Palestine medical supplies worth $2.5 million to fight coronavirus

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Riyadh – Saudi Arabia will be sending $2.5 million worth medical supplies to Palestine in the fight against coronavirus, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saudi Arabia’s charity wing King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) will be sending an approximate of $2.66 million supplies, that will include medical equipments from Europe, China and the Kingdom.

In another deal on Thursday, which Saudi Arabia signed with the UN to boost efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Gaza, Saudi Arabia will be providing all the necessary medical equipment and protective supplies to benefit over 2 million people.

Local media reported that, the accord was signed by KSRelief General Supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah and UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA’s) Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini.

Al-Rabeeah said, “The agreement will benefit 2 million people. It includes providing all the necessary medical equipment and protective supplies such as ultrasound machines, patient monitors, infusion pumps, pulse oximeters, beds for patient transfers, N95 masks, medications, sterilizers, chronic disease medications, oxygen cylinders and antibiotics.”

Saudi Arabia has so far provided Palestine with aid amounting to $6.473 billion, of which $250 million had been allocated to UNRWA.