Greek Navy's Gunship Carrying Medical Aid Departs for Beirut

Αssociated Press

Lebanese army soldiers stand guard at the scene where an explosion hit on Tuesday the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

ATHENS -- Greek Navy's gunship IKARIA sailed early Sunday for the port of Beirut carrying armed forces' medical and nursing staff, medicines and material collected by the Civil Protection and Crises Management Deputy Ministry in the context of Greece's aid to Lebanon to address the consequences of 4th August's fatal blast.

According to the National Defence General Staff and following Cyprus' request, the Greek gunship will load material from the port of Limassol, a Cyprus' offer to the government of Lebanon.

The announcement said that specific instructions and protocols for all the passengers will be followed against the spread of COVID-19 during the vessel's stay at the port of Beirut.

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