Lithuania to send medical supplies to US to help combat coronavirus

  • 2020-07-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - A shipment of medical supplies for combating the coronavirus pandemic is to leave for the United States on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.  

The government earlier this year provided 100,000 euros from its reserve for humanitarian aid to the US.

The money was used to purchase supplies manufactured in Lithuania, including 11,400 protective face shields from Medienos Era, over 10,700 disposable isolation gowns from Interscalit, and over 19,600 pieces of lung equipment from Intersurgical. 

"The aid will assist medical professionals on the front lines of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as other services staff," the ministry said in a press release. 

Deputy Foreign Minister Dalius Cekuolis, Robert S. Gilchrist, the US ambassador to Lithuania, and other officials will on Tuesday take part in an event marking the departure of the shipment, it said.