Qatar sends medical supplies of COVID-19 aid to Somaliland

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According to Somaliland officials, A Qatari plane loaded with medical supplies has landed at the Egal airport on Saturday. The Qatari Air Force plane carrying the first humanitarian aid, including masks, gloves, and protective kits for healthcare workers, is part of efforts to help fight the growing spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Somaliland does not have cordial diplomatic ties with the Gulf state of Qatar but Doha this time around has provided much needed medical equipment to Somaliland as a gesture of goodwill. Somaliland, which has seen the spike in Covid-19 cases does not have a robust healthcare system and is struggling to enforce preventive measures to keep the deadly disease at bay.