Uzbekistan sent humanitarian aid to Russia

The first batch of humanitarian aid sent by Uzbekistan to Russia within the framework of the fight against the spread of coronavirus, arrived on Saturday at the Sheremetyevo airport. This was reported by TASS in the Secretariat of Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk.

At the airport the plane was met by representatives of the Embassy of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation. Consisting of a shipment of medical masks.

"Only Russia will be handed over 5 million masks, medical gauze", – said in the Secretariat.

Alexey Overchuk expressed gratitude to the people and government of Uzbekistan for their support, which is very important for Russia.

"Received a medical device will be directed, first and foremost, those working on the front lines of the fight against the pandemic," he said.

"We know that the people of Uzbekistan itself is suffering from a coronavirus infection. There are also infected, and died, – noted A. Overchuk. But, despite this, the government of Uzbekistan decided to share with Russia the most necessary, demonstrating reciprocity, examples of which are in our common history".

Since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus has infected more than 2.2 million people, more than 150 thousand died. In Russia, according to the Federal operative headquarters of the anti-coronavirus, was 36 793 cases of infection, recovered 3 057 people died in 313. The government has launched a resource stopmanager.Russia to inform about the situation in the country.