COVID-19: EU to dispatch additional medical material to neighbouring countries, including Moldova
February 10, 2021

COVID-19: EU to dispatch additional medical material to neighbouring countries, including Moldova


The European Union will send medical supplies, such as gloves, masks and overalls to Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia following their requests for assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The procurement, storage and transport costs of the medical equipment under the EU-wide rescEU medical reserve are fully financed by the European Commission.

“The EU continues to help channel assistance to fight the pandemic, within the EU and in neighbouring countries who are also battling the coronavirus. I thank the Member and participating states for their solidarity at this crucial time,” said Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management.

The Czech Republic will send masks, gloves and ventilators to Moldova. Slovakia will send PCR tests to Serbia and Montenegro – 15,000 to each country, together with beds, blankets and towels. Germany will send hand and surface disinfectant to Serbia.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 30 countries have received the assistance in the form of medical or personal protective equipment through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.

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