UPDATED: Plane arrives in Malta with words of thanks

With the words “Thank you” and a large rainbow emblazoned on the side as a gesture of appreciation to the front liners during the COVID-19 pandemic, a plane from DHL Express arrived in Malta at around 9am this morning from Marseille with medical equipment.

After earlier this year, DHL offered its services to the Maltese Government to carry essential medical equipment, today 45 concentrators of oxygen were brought to Malta which will be used at Mater Dei hospital.

“This equipment can filter nitrogen from the air so that the patient can breathe a greater concentration of oxygen which he needs when he is ill.”

DHL Manager Charles Schiavone presented this equipment to a representative from Mater Dei in the presence of Police officers, the Armed Forces and the Department of Civil Protection.

Mr Schaivone said that the company, which offers logistic services, is among the airlines which continued with its flights to transport essential goods.

“We had told the Government that we could give it support by transporting anything it needs, including equipment required because of COVID-19.”

Mr Schiavone said that the rest of the medical equipment which is being exported from China, will arrive in Malta within the next few days.

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