Egypt dispatches aid plane to Lebanon with COVID-19 treatment packages

Egypt’s Ministry of Information announced Wednesday that an Egyptian airplane loaded with 550 coronavirus treatment packages has arrived in Lebanon.

Egypt has launched a relief program to support Lebanon’s recovery from a catastrophic explosion at the Beirut port on August 4, which killed at least 200 people and injured over 4,000.

The aid extends over four phases, covering all aspects of relief required. Egypt’s ambassador to Lebanon Yasser Elwi has said that Egypt’s aid includes medicines, medical supplies, specialized medical teams, foodstuffs and materials for the reconstruction effort.

Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research dispatched last month a medical delegation of 21 medical professors from various Egyptian universities, including the al-Azhar University, to provide medical support to the Beirut Arab University Hospital.

Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and patriarch of the See of St. Mark also sent a relief shipment of 12 tons foodstuff to Lebanon, as a contribution from the Coptic Orthodox Church, to help ease the impact of the Beirut port explosion.

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