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Apr 17 2020

Russia sends medical aid to support Syrian health sector in the fight against Coronavirus

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The Health Ministry on Friday received a shipment of medical aid from Russia that contains equipment for detecting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and treating patients suffering from this virus, in addition to protective equipment for medical staff. The first batch of aid includes 50 respirators, around 10,000 COVID-19 test kits, 1,000 multi-use protective suits, and 1,000 single-use protective suits. The second batch containing 150 respirators is scheduled to arrive on April 20th. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

Mar 28 2020

EU: Humanitarian and medical aid allowable even under sanctions

Brussels, SANA_ Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano has stressed that humanitarian and medical aid are allowed even under sanctions. In a statement on Saturday to the Italian Aki News Agency Stano said “in principle, when sanctions are economic and have to do with banning exportation, food and medical aid are exempted and this is applicable to the current situation of Coronavirus outbreak.” “Companies and concerned parties should be aware of this issue,” he added. Earlier, Permanent representatives of eight countries to the UN, among them Syria’s Permanent Representative, Bashar al-Jaafari, called for lifting the coercive unilateral …