In a statement, the Army explains that the delivery of this material, donated by the force, allows the strengthening of the capacity to collect and test for SARS CoV-2 at the military base, contributing to the effort to combat and track Covid-19.

At the military base of the airport, there are about 4,000 people, from 52 nations, both military personnel and civilians.

The 5th National Support Detachment of the Portuguese Army, which made the delivery, has the mission of providing logistical administrative support to all Portuguese military personnel present in Afghanistan and consists of a team of a doctor and a nurse, who provide health care to the Portuguese military.