WHO chief praises UAE's support to COVID-19 global response

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The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised the UAE's continued support for global efforts aimed at tackling the spread of COVID-19.

In a Tweet, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus commended the UAE and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

"Thanks #UAE and @MohamedBinZayed for your continuing support to the #COVID19 response," he tweeted, citing the UAE's decision to send an aid flight to Iran.

"Solidarity among international communities is of the utmost necessity," the WHO chief added.

On Monday, the UAE announced that it sent two aircraft carrying critical medical supplies to help Iran combat the outbreak of coronavirus.

The planes, which took off from Abu Dhabi, contained over 32 metric tonnes of supplies, including boxes filled with thousands of pairs of gloves, surgical masks, and protective equipment.

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