This week, an emergency medical team of 11 doctors and nurses from Italy are preparing for their mission to Armenia, supported by the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The medical staff will provide further assistance in addition to last week's deployed healthcare workers from Lithuania.
Poland has also sent disinfectant, surgical masks, face shields and other personal protective equipment in response to requests for assistance from Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Additionally, earlier in May, Slovakia and Estonia sent personal protective equipment and other items to Ukraine and Georgia.
The assistance to these countries is organised and co-financed by the EU. The Union is also coordinating the delivery of protective face masks and other essential equipment from Denmark to Georgia.
Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management, said: “I am grateful to Italy, Poland and Denmark for their generosity towards our neighbours. The virus knows no borders, but neither does European solidarity.”
During the pandemic, the EU Civil Protection Mechanism has coordinated the delivery of assistance to 17 countries in total.
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