UAE Donates 7 Metric Tons of PPEs and Medical Supplies to PH
The Philippines has received seven (7) metric tons of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and Medical Supplies from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
PPEs and Medical Supplies formally received by DOH
The PPEs and medical supplies donated by the UAE Government have been formally received by Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III together with National Plan Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr.
Out of the total of seven (7) metric tons, four (4) metric tons consist of PPEs such as surgical gloves, face shields, and shoe cover. The remaining three (3) metric tons are assorted medical supplies.
His Excellency Ambassador Hamad Al-Zaabi and Senior Political Officer Dr. Zakaira Hassan from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates handed over the donations in support to the Philippine Government’s effort in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
“We are very thankful for the support we received from the Government of the United Arab Emirate — an assurance that we are not alone in this fight,” said the Secretary Duque. Through collaborative global efforts, we have greater odds of overcoming COVID-19, he added.
COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines
As DOH’s case tracker at 4:00 PM today, May 8 2020 there are Ten Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty Three (10,463) confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country with One Thousand, Seven Hundred and Thirty Four (1,734) recoveries and Six Hundred and Ninty Six (696) deaths.