Morocco sends medical aid to Madagascar to relieve plague

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-10-23 09:09

Morocco sends medical aid to Madagascar to relieve plague

A council worker walks past sacks of potatoe as he sprays disinfectant during the clean-up of the market of Anosibe in the Anosibe district, one of the most unsalubrious district of Antananarivo, Madagascar, on Oct 10, 2017. The World Health Organization has warned that a deadly outbreak of the plague, which began in late August, has claimed more than 20 lives in Madagascar and is swiftly spreading in cities across the country. [Photo/VCG]

RABAT - Morocco said Sunday it will send emergency medical aid to Madagascar to relieve the pneumonic plague epidemic that hit the country.

Morocco's King Mohammed VI gave his instructions to send medical aid to the Madagascar, according to a statement by the Moroccan Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ministry.

An outbreak of plague, also known as the Black Death, in Madagascar has so far killed nearly 100 people and experts are warning the disease is still spreading.

The relief aid consists of 34 tons of medicines, medical material and protection equipments, the statement said.

It added that this aid will back up the mechanism set up by Madagascar's government to counter and contain the pandemic.

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