March 2, 2020 / 3:17 PM / a month ago

Germany, France, UK offer Iran 5 mln-euro package for coronavirus

LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - Britain, Germany and France have offered a 5 million-euro ($5.6 million) package to Iran to help fight coronavirus in the country, Britain’s Foreign Office said on Monday.

The so-called E3 group would provide the support through the World Health Organization or other UN agencies, it said in a statement.

The group was also sending medical material to Iran on Monday, including equipment for laboratory tests, protective body suits and gloves, the statement said.

$1 = 0.8975 euros Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Alistair Smout

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