KATHMANDU, May 20: The health supplies provided by the government of Spain in a bid to help Nepal fight against COVID-19 are arriving today.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain, the shipment comprises 33 pallets valued at around 1 million euros. It also includes more than 5 tonnes of health equipment such as 15 respirators and 10 oxygen concentrators together with consumables and spare parts necessary for their use, 144,000 FFP2 face masks and some 125,000 antigen tests. The equipment was donated by the Spanish Ministry of Health.
Spain has sent the supplies through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
According to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Civil Aviation Office, a chartered flight carried out by Iberia Airlines from Madrid is scheduled to land at TIA at 12:30 AM (local time).
The cargo plane will also repatriate Spaniards who are unable to return home due to the suspension of flights in Nepal.