Chinese community active in helping Nigeria’s economic hub fight COVID-19

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Chinese community has been active in assisting the people and government of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic since the city recorded the country’s first case on February 27, a representative said Friday.

In an interview with Xinhua in Lagos on Friday, Zhou Jun, president of the Association of Chinese Women in Nigeria, said the Chinese community, under the Overseas Chinese Association in Nigeria, has donated several batches of medical supplies and food materials to Lagos government and the needy since the COVID-19 outbreak.

“We started with the medical supplies and later offer food relief packages, as we have the vulnerable in mind,” said Zhou, who coordinated the donations from Chinese community.

She said the latest aid by Chinese community were two batches of medical supplies and food items, with the first batch including face masks, protective clothing, forehead thermometers, surgical gloves, hand sanitizers, and one ventilator. The second batch contain food items like rice, noodles and spaghetti.

Zhou said various Chinese enterprises in Lagos had earlier reached out to local communities, including an orphanage, to support the fight against the pandemic.

“To reduce the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will continue to work with the Nigerian governments to provide relief materials,” she added.

Eric Ni, Chairman of the China Industrial and Commercial Enterprises Association, told Xinhua on Friday the donations reflect Chinese community’s commitment to social responsibility and prove the solidarity of the two peoples in fighting the virus. Enditem

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