Volga-Dnepr aid flights to African states hit by Ebola virus

A Volga-Dnepr Airlines An-124-100 freighter has operated to five cities in Congo, Ghana, Mali, Guinea-Bissau and Ivory Coast to deliver equipment being used to help fight the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the region.
The flights to Kinshasa, Accra, Bamako, Bissau and Abidjan carried five 20-ton containers, part of the Chinese government’s programme to help countries in West Africa affected by the virus. The An-124 operated from Tianjin, China.
The cargo included one-use protective suits, respirators, glasses, boot covers and other equipment used as part of the anti-epidemic measures being taken by healthcare workers operating in the worst affected areas.
Volga-Dnepr Airlines is operating in accordance with the recommendations of the UN Security Council that called on airlines and maritime companies to ensure transport connections with African countries suffering from the Ebola virus comply with special medical procedures.
This latest flight follows a delivery of three multi-purpose Mi-8 helicopters by Volga-Dnepr in October for the UN emergency health mission responding to the Ebola virus outbreak. This An-124 flight was operated from Moscow to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

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