Egypt sends medical aid to DC Congo, Zambia to fight COVID-19

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CAIRO, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Egypt sent on Monday medical supplies and medicines to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) and Zambia to help the two African countries with its battle against COVID-19.

A military plane loaded with medicines and medical aid was sent under the instructions of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to help the two countries fight the spread of the coronavirus, a military spokesman said in an official statement.

This assistance comes within the framework of Egypt's efforts to help African countries to overcome the virus and reduce its repercussions on the peoples of the continent.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Egypt has sent shipments of medical supplies to a number of virus-stricken countries.

Egypt has so far confirmed 26,384 cases, including 1,005 deaths and 6,297 recoveries. Enditem

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