Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

EU and WHO deliver third shipment of critical medical supplies for COVID-19 frontline personnel in Georgia

05/10/2020 - 12:13
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Shipment of 16,800 goggles and 10,000 gowns to frontline personnel arrived in Georgia

 
A new shipment of personal protective equipment arrived in Georgia. This is the third delivery arriving within EU’s continuous support to Georgia to fight COVID-19. The shipment included 16 800 goggles and 10 000 gowns which will contribute to the safety of frontline personnel.
The donation of the personal protective equipment with WHO is part of the European Union’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Georgia. Further medical based support, implemented with WHO, will include training for health-care workers and frontline responders and a strengthening the health sector’s overall preparedness and response capacities. 
This assistance is part of a wider package of EU support for Georgia of over €400 million (almost GEL 1.5 billion) which includes support to vulnerable groups and economic recovery.  In total, the EU has committed over €15 billion globally to support partner countries combat COVID-19.
 
Source of information for journalists:
Stay updated via the interactive dashboards on the latest COVID-19 statistics; WHO/Europethese provide real-time, in-depth information on the situation.
Please visit the WHO website for COVID-19 advice for public
Information on the European Union in Georgia is available at https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/georgia_en
 
For further information, contact:
Tamriko Mikadze, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, Tamriko.Mikadze@eeas.europa.eu
Tamila Zardiashvili, WHO, zardiashvilit@who.int
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