In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the United Arab Emirates today is sending an aid plane containing tons of medical supplies to Nepal to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
An Airbus A320-214 ‘A6-AOO’ Flight No. G9539 has already departed today at 12:01 PM from Sharjah International Airport to Tribhuvan International Airport. The aircraft is scheduled to land Kathmandu 05:14 P.M. and the total journey will take around 03:25 hours one way.
Earlier on April 29, Etihad Airways A330 aircraft operated cargo flight to support Nepal with Medical equipment’s Aid by UAE Government to Nepal.
Commenting on the aid delivery, Saeed Hamdan Al Naqbi, UAE Ambassador to Nepal, said: “The UAE is committed to assisting all countries confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an obligation that we as a country treat with the utmost seriousness, as it is only through cooperation that we may emerge from this crisis united.”
“UAE assistance to Nepal will aid frontline workers in performing their duties more safely with the aim of dramatically limiting the spread of COVID-19,” he added.
To date, the UAE has provided more than 334 metric tons of aid to over 32 countries, supporting nearly 334,000 medical professionals in the process. India also has received 7 Tons of medical aid that will help 7000 people at least from the UAE.