China donates Medical supplies worth US$ 1 million to Malawi

Chinese government has pledged its support to Malawi government in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

Counsellor for Chinese Embassy, Liu Guoyu made the remarks Sunday at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe during the handover ceremony of the third batch of medical supplies for fighting against Covid-19 to Malawi government valued at US$ 1 million.

He said they have provided anti-epidemic medical supplies, including 30 sets of Non invasive Ventilators and 20,016 testing kits which are urgently needed in the country.

“The eighth batch of Chinese medical team, consisting of 17 experts has arrived in the country to provide support in fighting the pandemic,” Guoyu disclosed.

Deputy Minister of Health, Chrissie Kanyasho said this period of Covid-19 has proved that the relationship and friendship between the two Governments of Peoples Republic of China and Malawi are getting stronger by day.

She said Chinese government has tirelessly stretched a hand of support to Malawi in order to fight the pandemic.

“In fact, the first tests and personal protective equipments (PPEs) such as face masks came from China in April 2020,” Kanyasho recalled.

The Deputy Minister added that the effectiveness of the main intervention of contact tracing, testing, isolating and or treating is wholly dependent on the availability of suitable testing capacity.

As of Friday September 25, 2020, Malawi had confirmed 5,747 cases, 179 deaths and conducted 51,773 tests.

Three batches of medical supplies include N95 masks. Protective suits, thermometers, gloves, shoe covers, non-invasive ventilators and testing kits.

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