US airlifts emergency medical supplies to SL

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 12:19 AM Jun 7 2021

The US Government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has airlifted emergency medical supplies to Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka to help save lives, stop the spread of COVID-19, and continue to meet the urgent health needs across South Asia, the U.S. State Department, quoting its spokesman Ned Price on Thursday (3) said. 

In Sri Lanka, this assistance includes 880,000 vital pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) and 1,200 pulse oximeters to support frontline healthcare workers and others most affected by the current outbreak. ‘USAID is coordinating additional shipments for South Asia in the coming weeks and we’ll have more details on that in the days and weeks ahead,’ Price further said. (PA)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 12:19 AM Jun 7 2021

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