Slovakia to send humanitarian aid to Kenya to help fight COVID-19

Slovakia to send humanitarian aid to Kenya to help fight COVID-19

The Slovak Republic will dispatch humanitarian aid to help Kenya fight its coronavirus outbreak from Bratislava airport at 10 a.m. on Friday (July 24). According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry's press department, Slovakia will provide Kenya with 50,000 diagnostic tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 developed by the Slovak company MultiplexDX, a PCR termocycler, 1,800 litres of disinfection concentrate, 20,000 FFP2 respirators, clothing and footwear. The provision of humanitarian aid is being closely co-ordinated with the Interior Ministry and will be registered in the EU's Emergency Response Co-ordination Centre (ERCC), which will reimburse a considerable part of Slovakia's transport costs. The return flight will be used to repatriate Slovak and other EU citizens from Africa.

Zuzana Botiková, Photo: TASR