UNICEF delivers COVID-19 medical equipment to Sana’a

A shipment of protective equipment for the Yemeni health workers to combat COVID-19 landed at Sana’a Airport on Sunday.

A cargo plane belonging to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) arrived at Sanaa International Airport carrying more than 18 tons of health preventive supplies to combat the Coronavirus.

“The shipment, carrying 18 tons of supplies, was delivered by the UNICEF to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in the war-ravaged country.” the authorities said.

It was the third medical shipment by the UNICEF to Sana’a in nearly two weeks, they said.

The cargo plane received all air navigation services applied in international airports, in accordance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Following the plane’s arrival, which is of Boeing 727 type, the aircraft crew praised the technical, operational and navigational services and readiness that Sana’a International Airport enjoys in receiving the planes, including the cargo planes.

Last month, the health authorities controlled by the Houthis in the capital Sana’a announced the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in several provinces in northern Yemen, including Sana’a.

Meanwhile, the internationally-recognized government called on donors and relevant international humanitarian organizations to help Yemen in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.