Turkey sends medical supplies, personal protective equipment to the U.S.

Turkey has donated essential medical supplies and personal protective equipment to the U.S. on Tuesday to help the fight against the coronavirus outbreak, the American Embassy in Ankara confirmed.

The supplies were loaded on a Turkish A-400M military aircraft and headed to Washington, D.C., the embassy added in a statement.

Distribution of the equipment, which includes N95 masks, gowns, and face shields, would be handled by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, NBC News reported.

U.S. officials thanked Turkey, a NATO ally, describing the move as a signal of the strong relationship between the countries.

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