Belgium has decided to provide emergency aid to Nepal, following a request sent by Kathmandu via the European Civil Protection Mechanism, as part of the fight against covid-19, Business announced on Tuesday. foreigners.
Nepal has been hard hit in recent weeks by a new wave of coronavirus cases. The country experienced an increase in contamination in early April which peaked in mid-May with more than 9,000 cases per day. The number of contaminations has started to decline slowly but the health system remains under pressure.
The material sent comes from the strategic stock of the SPF Public Health and consists of one million surgical masks and 2,000 nasal oxygen catheters, said the SPF Foreign Affairs in a press release.
This aid will arrive in the coming days in Kathmandu through the government mechanism B-FAST (“Belgian First Aid & Support Team“) .
Belgium wishes to express its solidarity with the Nepalese population facing a difficult phase of the covid-19 pandemic, underlines the text.
The FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation coordinates this B-FAST mission, a mechanism in which the Prime Minister’s office is associated as well as the FPS Public Health, Defense, the FPS Interior and the FPS Strategy and Support for support logistics and administration.