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Turkey sends medical supplies to Iran

Turkey has dispatched a cargo of medical supplies to Iran to help the country combat the outbreak of the new coronavirus based on an agreement reached between the two countries.

According to Tasnim news agency, the medical supplies were dispatched from Turkey after an agreement was signed between Iranian Ambassador to Ankara Mohammad Farazmand and the Turkish deputy minister of trade.

The cargo includes 1,000 coronavirus test kits, 4,715 protective gowns, 2,000 hospital aprons, 78,000 three-layer masks, 2,400 protective glasses, and 1,000 N95 masks.

Turkey is seeking to send medical and pharmaceutical supplies to 85 other countries as well, according to the deputy trade minister.

Medical staffs in all 31 provinces of Iran have been working tirelessly over the past weeks to contain the novel coronavirus.

First detected in Wuhan city in central China in December, the virus has spread to more than 165 countries.