The World Well being Organisation (WHO) has despatched to Lebanon USD 1.7 million value of protecting gear to assist combat COVID-19, in addition to humanitarian support after the lethal explosion in Beirut, the physique’s Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated on Monday.
“From our strategic stockpile in Dubai, WHO instantly despatched surgical and main trauma provides. We launched funds from the contingency fund for emergencies. Our employees are on the bottom supporting the evaluation of the impression on the well being sector with Lebanese and different UN companions. We’re delivery USD 1.7 million value of PPE (private protecting gear) objects to help COVID and humanitarian provides that have been destroyed by the blast,” Ghebreyesus stated throughout a press briefing.
Final week, a robust explosion occurred on the port of Beirut, killing no less than 158 individuals and injuring over 6,000, per the newest estimates.
Based on the authorities, the explosion was brought on by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, confiscated by the customs companies in 2014. A number of international locations, together with Russia, have already supplied their help in coping with the results of the blast.