ZALIN ܙܐܠܝܢ (QAMISHLI), Syria – A plane carrying 20 tons of medical aid donated by the World Health Organization (WHO) landed at Zalin (Qamishli) airport in response to the recent appeals by the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria for assistance in curbing the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
The WHO shipment of medical aid contained invaluable medical supplies such as incubators, ventilators, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
#WHO airlifted a 20-ton medical shipment to #Al_Qamishli as a part of its response. The shipment contains more than 8000 #treatments and other #COVID19 medical supplies such as incubators, ventilators, and other personal protective equipment. pic.twitter.com/kEMJs82IIX
— WHO Syria (@WHOSyria) April 14, 2020
Prior to the WHO shipment, the DAA only possessed one functioning ventilator per 100,000 people, according to officials in the region.
In related news, the Syrian Ministry of Health in Damascus announced recording four new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of known COVID-19 cases in Syria to 29, with 5 recoveries and 2 deaths.