MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Tunisia has requested Russia to send it respirators, face masks and medical equipment for public hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic, ambassador in Moscow Tarak ben Salem said.
Tunisia, he added, highly assesses Russia’s health care system.
According to the ambassador, Russia has pledged to look into Tunisia’s request.
In late April, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that a number of Middle Eastern nations had asked Moscow for help to combat the coronavirus.
As of Friday, Tunisia confirmed a total of 998 coronavirus cases, including 41 deaths.