Israel to deliver 5,000 medical masks to Jordan to fight coronavirus

Israel also offers medical aid to the Gaza Strip.

Jordan blows sirens for the start of a nationwide curfew to combat coronavirus (photo credit: REUTERS/MUHAMMAD HAMED)
Jordan blows sirens for the start of a nationwide curfew to combat coronavirus
(photo credit: REUTERS/MUHAMMAD HAMED)
Israel plans to deliver 5,000 medical masks to Jordan to help its eastern neighbor combat the novel coronavirus.
The IDF will oversee the delivery of the medical gear, officials said. 
 
On Wednesday, the Defense Ministry reported that a shipment of reagents (chemicals used in lab tests) to conduct 10,000 coronavirus tests landed in Israel from South Korea. The ministry also reported that 100 ventilators arrived from the US.  
 
The IDF collected 24 samples from coronavirus checks held in the Gaza Strip, which will be examined in an army hospital in central Israel.