Egypt sends medical aid to Iraq to fight against coronavirus

Egypt sent on Saturday medical aid to Iraq to help the Arab country face the coronavirus. The move was initiated by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Armed Forces said.

A military cargo plane carrying medical supplies and sensitisers took off from East Cairo air base to Iraq and was received by a number of Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

Iraq’s Ambassador in Cairo Ahmed Nayef said that the aid will help Iraq’s health sector combat the coronavirus.

Nayef and Iraqi officials said they appreciate Egypt’s support of Iraq at this critical time, the statement added.

Iraq has recorded 256,710 coronavirus cases since February, including 7,422 fatalities and 195,259 fully recovered patients.