The international health organization Project Hope (USA) sent humanitarian aid to Uzbekistan to counter the coronavirus pandemic, Dunyo reported.
On June 30, a special board of Uzbekistan Airways delivered personal protective equipment, antiseptic and disinfectants, about 20 thousand tests for the detection of coronavirus, as well as defibrillators and cardiomonitors worth of US$ 600 thousand.
In early July, it is planned to accept the delivery of another cargo from the American non-profit organization Globus Relief worth of 800 thousand - two containers of medicines and products of 2000 items.
Another American non-governmental organization Adventist Assistance and Development Agency launched a project to transfer US$ 400,000 worth of groceries, rice, vegetable oil, legumes, salt, sugar and meat products to needy residents of Uzbekistan.
All products will be purchased in markets and in supermarkets of Uzbekistan and distributed throughout the republic, including among affected residents from flooding in the Syrdarya province.
An agreement to provide humanitarian assistance to Uzbekistan worth of US$ 1.8 million was reached during meetings of the Uzbek embassy in Washington with a number of charitable American organizations, the statement said.