During these difficult days of the fight against coronavirus infection, Turkmenistan provided humanitarian assistance to Iran. This was reported by the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan.
“Being committed to the primordial traditions of good neighborliness and high humane values, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a decree according to which humanitarian aid, consisting of necessary supplies, including medical supplies, was transferred to the Islamic Republic of Iran in connection with the increase in cases of acute respiratory diseases caused by a new coronavirus infection in the territory of a fraternal country,” the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Iran’s IRNA reported today that on Thursday a Turkmen batch of 1,000,000 medical security masks was delivered to Iran via the Lot Abad border.
In an interview with IRNA, Iran’s ambassador to Turkmenistan, Golam Abbas Arbab Khalez, said humanitarian aid also includes water and food.
Earlier, the Deputy Minister of Health of the Islamic Republic of Ali Reza Raisi said that the number of coronavirus victims in Iran reached 1135, and a total of 17 361 cases of infection were registered in the country.
“1192 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded, taking into account these data, the total number of cases of coronavirus infection reached 17361. Fortunately, 5710 people recovered. Unfortunately, 147 people died in a day, 1135 victims in all,” he said on the IRINN television channel.