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Tunisia. Provision of humanitarian goods against COVID-19

In response to the dramatic developments in the health crisis in Tunisia, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Italian Cooperation, on the instructions of the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Marina Sereni, has ordered the dispatch to the port of Tunis of more than 25 tons of medical supplies to fight against COVID-19. The vast humanitarian cargo, made available by the structure of the Special Commissioner for the COVID-19 emergency and embarked with the logistical support of the UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi, consists of five containers. They are divided among several ships transporting lung ventilators, protective masks, gloves, surgical gowns and sanitising gel. It will be delivered to the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians abroad. The first ship left the port of Naples today, while the others will depart in the coming days. With this operation, Italy intends to reaffirm its friendship and solidarity with the Tunisian people.