Estonia donates 100 000 euros and 30 000 masks to Italy

The government of Estonia has decided to support Italy in preventing the spread of coronavirus by donating 100 000 euros to the Italian Red Cross. 

On March 26 Italy submitted a request for assistance through the NATO Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). “At this difficult time, we must express our solidarity with those countries that have suffered the most from the spread of the coronavirus in Europe. Italy has requested assistance from its allies, and Estonia, together with other NATO Member States, has decided to offer them the help they need,” said Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.

Estonia is allocating 100 000 euros to the Italian Red Cross to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Estonia is also sending 30 000 protective face masks and 2 000 units of disinfectant manufactured by the local producer Nordic Group OÜ to Italy.

The shipment arrived at Milan Malpensa airport on 24 April 2020.

Read the Foreign Ministry press release here:

Estonia supports Italy in fight against COVID-19

Il governo Estone spedisce in Italia 30.000 mascherine protettive e dei disinfettanti per sostenere il suo alleato della NATO nella lotta contro il COVID19.The government of Estonia is sending 30,000 protective masks and 2,000 units of disinfectant to Italy to support its NATO ally in the fight against COVID19.#WeStandTogether #andràtuttobene

Posted by Embassy of Estonia in Rome on Esmaspäev, 20. aprill 2020