Russian Medical Specialists Heading for South Africa to Help Battle Pandemic
VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA ñ DECEMBER 11, 2021: An Ilyushin Il-76 plane of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry carrying specialists of the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor), is seen before departing for South Africa. PHOTO: Reuters / Russia Emergencies Ministry/TASS

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA – Russian medical specialists are being sent to South Africa to help battle COVID-19.

Russian Medical Specialists Heading for South Africa to Help Battle Pandemic
VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA ñ DECEMBER 11, 2021: A mobile sanitary and hygienic laboratory is being loaded into an Ilyushin Il-76 plane of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry before departing for South Africa. PHOTO: Reuters / Russia Emergencies Ministry/TASS

The medical team has been ordered to go to South Africa by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, following a request from South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Russian Medical Specialists Heading for South Africa to Help Battle Pandemic
VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA ñ DECEMBER 11, 2021: A mobile sanitary and hygienic laboratory is being loaded into an Ilyushin Il-76 plane of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry before departing for South Africa. PHOTO: Reuters / Russia Emergencies Ministry/TASS
Russian Medical Specialists Heading for South Africa to Help Battle Pandemic
VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA ñ DECEMBER 11, 2021: Russian medical specialists are being sent to South Africa to help battle COVID-19 by order of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin following a request of South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa. PHOTO: Reuters / Russia Emergencies Ministry/TASS

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry today photographed a mobile sanitary and hygienic laboratory being loaded onto its Ilyushin Il-76 plane, before departing for SA.

The plane is carrying specialists of the “Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor)”, said Reuters.