King Mohammed VI gave “His Very High Instructions for the delivery of medical aid to several brother African countries”, said Sunday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad.
The aid is intended to provide preventive medical equipment to support the brotherly African countries in their efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry said in a statement. It is composed of nearly 8 million masks, 900,000 visors, 600,000 charlottes, 60,000 gowns, 30,000 liters of hydroalcoholic gel, as well as 75,000 boxes of chloroquine and 15,000 boxes of Azithromycin.
This aid will benefit 15 African countries, belonging to all the sub-regions of the continent, namely: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad and Zambia, adds the same source.
“This solidarity action is part of the implementation of the Initiative launched by His Majesty the King, May God assist him, on April 13, 2020, as a pragmatic and action-oriented approach, intended for the brother African countries, allowing a sharing of experiences and good practices and aiming to establish an operational framework in order to accompany their efforts in the various phases of management of the pandemic”, notes the ministry.
It should be noted that all of the protective products and equipment making up the medical aids sent to fraternal African countries are produced in Morocco by Moroccan companies and comply with the standards of the World Health Organization.