Another shipment of anti-Covid-19 equipment has left Switzerland, this time headed to Thailand, which is facing its worst wave yet of the pandemic.
The Swiss Foreign Ministry says that the aid, worth around CHF 9m, includes around 100 respirators and more than one million antigen tests.
Twenty-six tonnes of medical supplies, from the stocks of the army pharmacy and the Federal Office of Public Health, left Zurich airport yesterday, bound for Bangkok.
The aid will be officially handed over to Thai authorities by the Swiss Foreign Affairs Minister, Ignazio Cassis, on August the 2nd. The minister will be in Thailand as part of an official tour of southeast Asia.
Thailand is the 7th country to receive Swiss Covid aid. Over the past couple of months, Switzerland has also sent Covid-19 aid to Indonesia, Tunisia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and India.