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In pictures: WHO logistics hub in Dubai carried 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Iran

Dubai's International Humanitarian City facilitated the shipment containing medical supplies that could assist some 15,000 healthcare workers taking care of coronavirus patients in Iran

In pictures: WHO logistics hub in Dubai carried 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Iran

The UAE said it has facilitated a mission by the World Health Organisation to deliver medical supplies and equipment to Iran in a bid to help contain the new coronavirus (Photos courtesy of AFP)

In pictures: WHO logistics hub in Dubai carried 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Iran

The UAE Air Force deployed an aircraft that carried 7.5 tonnes of cargo from Dubai to Iran on Monday afternoon, state news agency WAM reported

In pictures: WHO logistics hub in Dubai carried 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Iran

The deployment comes as Iran announced that novel coronavirus has killed 12 more people in the Islamic republic, raising the country's overall death toll to 66

In pictures: WHO logistics hub in Dubai carried 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Iran

Dubai's International Humanitarian City facilitated the packing and loading of the shipment containing hundreds of thousands of gloves, surgical masks, and other basic medical supplies, that could assist some 15,000 healthcare workers taking care of coronavirus patients in Iran

In pictures: WHO logistics hub in Dubai carried 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Iran

"The UAE’s geographical location gives us easy access to more than 100 countries that cover two thirds of the global population. We use this privilege to support people who are affected by any crises. This mission is part of our efforts to support coronavirus patients," said Sultan Al Shamsi, Assistant Minister for International Development Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC).

In pictures: WHO logistics hub in Dubai carried 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Iran

Dubai's International Humanitarian City facilitated the packing and loading of the shipment containing hundreds of thousands of gloves, surgical masks, and other basic medical supplies, that could assist some 15,000 healthcare workers taking care of coronavirus patients in Iran

In pictures: WHO logistics hub in Dubai carried 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Iran

The laboratory diagnostic kits in the cargo will help screen thousands of people, further supporting the efforts to control the pandemic