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Morocco supports Chad in the fight against COVID-19

Morocco today sent a donation to Chad consisting mainly of medical equipment. This aid is part of the support of the Cherifian kingdom in the fight against Covid-19.

The reception of these materials has mobilized this afternoon at the international airport “Hassan Djamous” several personalities including the Minister of Public Health of Chad, Moroccan diplomats and members of the Higher Council of Islamic Affairs.

As soon as landed, the Moroccan plane carrying the medical equipment was unloaded. According to the Moroccan embassy in Chad, the aid consists of 500,000 masks, 60,000 visors, 4,000 gowns, 2,000 litres of hydroalcoholic gel, as well as 5,000 boxes of chloroquine and 1,000 boxes of Azithromycin. This aid is intended to provide preventive medical equipment to support Chadians in their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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“This solidarity action is part of the implementation of the Initiative launched by His Majesty the King on April 13, 2020, as a pragmatic and action-oriented approach, in a South/South cooperation, allowing a sharing of experiences and best practices and aimed at establishing an operational framework to support their efforts in the different phases of pandemic management,” said the Moroccan Ambassador to Chad, Abdellatif Errodja.

All of the products and protective equipment making up the medical aid sent to Chad are manufactured in Morocco by Moroccan companies and comply with World Health Organization standards.

Other countries in all sub-regions of the continent will benefit from this aid, namely: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia.