Guinea-Bissau received on Saturday afternoon a donation of medical supplies from the Chinese government, official sources told Xinhua.
Secretary of State for Hospital Management Cornelia Aleluia Lopes Man said this batch of equipment includes 2,000 protective masks, 10,000 surgical masks, 2,000 disposable coveralls, 500 infrared thermometers, 2,000 glasses, 1,000 pairs of disposable nitrile gloves and 10,000 pairs of disposable shoe covers.
“China is a very important and irreplaceable development partner, because it is always available and by the side of Guinea-Bissau,” she said when receiving the materials.
The technical and logistical support to transport the materials to Bissau was provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) which organized the transport from Accra, Ghana.
“This is not the first time that the Chinese government and WFP have worked together to come to the aid of countries where the UN agency is carrying out development programs and humanitarian actions,” the WFP representative in Guinea-Bissau said in a statement.
The WFP representative said China has provided donations to WFP for years and many countries have benefited from Chinese aid through the UN agency, adding that China is providing very important support to WFP in implementing food security and nutrition programs in different countries.
Guinea-Bissau currently has 50 cases of COVID-19, including three cured and 47 under treatment. Enditem