Iran receives new batch of humanitarian aid from China to fight coronavirus

22.03.2020, Tehran.

Two airplanes with humanitarian aid, carrying 64 tons of masks and scrubs, arrived at the Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, said Managing Director of Iran’s Ministry of Industry and Trade Mohammad Geble, IRNA reported on March 22.

The official noted that 2 million N-95 masks, 5 million three-layer masks and 200 thousand scrubs were delivered. According to him, another batch is to be delivered by the evening.

The cargo will be sent to the Ministry of Health and the University of Medical Sciences.

Iran has been under sanctions for the last few years, which affect most sectors of the country’s economy. The sanctions regime makes it difficult to deliver to Iran medical equipment and medicines required for preventing the spread of coronavirus and its treatment.

In total 18 batches of humanitarian aid have been delivered to Iran from China so far.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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