CTBTO opens PPE stocks to help fight COVID-19
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has opened up its stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help support medical staff fighting COVID-19 in developing countries.
The first consignment of masks, gloves, protective suits and other vital items was handed over on 3 April to Ambassador Dieudonné Kéré of Burkina Faso, one of the African countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
On 14 April a second load was collected by Ambassador Juan Francisco Facetti of Paraguay.
“Solidarity always with our member states fighting COVID-19,” Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo said. “The CTBTO is doing what it can to support.”
This action by the CTBTO will help to stop the angel of death in Burkina Faso and give hope to medical staff and our people.Ambassador Dieudonné Kéré, Burkina Faso
The equipment had been stocked by the CTBTO’s On-Site Inspection division for use in training, field exercises and ultimately to be ready for deployment once the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty enters into force.
All this will go to the first-line people who are working: the medical doctors, the nurses, the sanitary personnel. So this donation will save lives – many lives.Ambassador Juan Francisco Facetti, Paraguay
The handovers, following Austria’s strict social-distancing rules, took place at the CTBTO’s brand-new Technology Support and Training (TeST) Centre in Seibersdorf, south of Vienna.
Responding to urgent need for #PPESupplies in developing countries fighting #COVID19, #CTBTO is opening its stock of protective masks, gloves, suits etc for medics in hard-hit #Burkina Faso. pic.twitter.com/8fTP4Cb0jA— CTBTO (@ctbto_alerts) April 3, 2020
#Solidarity always with our member states fighting #COVID19. @CTBTO_alerts is doing what it can to support with another load of @PPESupplies: today for #Paraguay. @mreparaguay @jfacetti pic.twitter.com/vKVS2qmAMM— Lassina Zerbo (@SinaZerbo) April 14, 2020
Le #COVID19 est «1 crise qui vient se superposer à 1 autre crise» pr nos frères et sœurs du #BurkinaFaso.— Lassina Zerbo (@SinaZerbo) April 3, 2020
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COVID-19 | Embajada del Paraguay🇵🇾 en Austria🇦🇹 recibió importante donación de la Organización del Tratado de Prohibición Completa de los Ensayos Nucleares (CTBTO, por sus siglas en inglés) de equipos médicos para lucha contra el #COVID19.https://t.co/a40t0SSbjh— Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (@mreparaguay) April 14, 2020