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


The 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, a representative from the local Chinese community said on Friday.

The Chinese community, under the Overseas Chinese Association in Nigeria, has donated several batches of medical supplies and foodstuff to the Lagos government and the needy since Nigeria reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case Feb. 27, said Zhou Jun, president of the Association of Chinese Women in Nigeria.

“We started with the medical supplies and later offered food relief packages, as we have the vulnerable in mind,” said Zhou, who coordinated the donations from the Chinese community, including face masks, protective clothing, thermometers, surgical gloves, hand sanitizers, one ventilator, and food items like rice, noodles and spaghetti.

Various Chinese enterprises in Lagos also reached out to local communities, including an orphanage, to support the fight against the pandemic, she said.

“To reduce the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will continue to work with the Nigerian governments to provide relief materials,” Zhou said in an interview with Xinhua. Enditem

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