Coronavirus response: Luxembourg support to Spain

  • 09 Apr. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 09 Apr. 2020 16:58

Today (9 April 2020), 1.440 kilos of TYVEK material, donated by Luxembourg, arrived by road in Madrid (Spain). This is part of the ongoing collective effort by NATO Allies against the global pandemic of Corona virus.

The special material will allow Spain to make protective equipment, notably suits, for its health personnel. The emergency aid from Luxembourg responds to the request for international assistance made by Spain through NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) – NATO’s principal civil emergency response mechanism – in order to provide humanitarian support to the civilian population affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain.

A statement, endorsed by NATO Foreign Ministers on 2 April 2020, emphasises that “Allies are supporting each other – including with medical professionals, hospital beds, vital medical equipment, and best practices and ideas on how to fight this deadly disease.” This donation from Luxembourg to Spain is another demonstration of our nations’ solidarity.