Last Thursday, planes from China filled with PPE, personal protective equipment, landed in Heathrow Airport. And more shipments are scheduled to fly in over the next couple of days.
The Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum has donated 60 tons worth of these supplies to help support the UK's NHS, National Health Service. Sheikh Mohammed bought the equipment from suppliers in China and has offered it to the UK.
According to a spokesperson for His Highness and Dubai Media Offices' post, "the donation was made because of the deep and long-standing connections with the UK" that the UAE has. And Sheikh Mohammed "is determined to do his bit to keep Britain's health workers safe."
The shipment includes face masks, protective clothing and other essential supplies that are necessary in the fight of COVID-19. The UK is currently still in lockdown with 171,253 confirmed cases and 26,771 deaths.