UAE sends 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Mauritania


The UAE has sent an aircraft carrying 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Mauritania. 

The aid plane also carried 15 metric tonnes of medical supplies, the fifth of its kind to be sent to the African nation. 

This means that since April 2020, the UAE has sent around 35 metric tonnes of medical supplies and vaccines to Mauritania.

In July, the UAE established the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed field hospital in Nouakchott, the capital of the country located in Northwest Africa. The hospital, which comprises 200 beds to treat COVID-19 patients, is fully equipped with all the necessary medical equipment and supplies.

To date, the Emirates has sent more than 2,250 tonnes of medical supplies to more than 136 countries as part of its efforts to contain the pandemic.

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