Coronavirus global response: EU sends assistance to Kenya, Bangladesh, Ecuador and El Salvador

Jul 28, 2020

The EU continues its global deliveries of medical supplies and personal protective equipment.

Through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, in response to a request from Kenya, Slovakia has sent 20,000 protective face masks, 50,000 coronavirus test kits, hand disinfectant and laboratory supplies to the country.

On its return to Europe, the Slovak flight repatriated EU citizens stranded in Kenya due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Furthermore, France offered to send medical supplies and equipment to Bangladesh, Ecuador and El Salvador via the Mechanism.

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