Edgar Lungu
Edgar Lungu

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Saturday hailed the support the Jack Ma Foundation has provided in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Zambian leader said the support from the China-based Jack Ma Foundation, which came through the African Union (AU), greatly assisted in the prevention and control of the spread of the disease in the first wave.

The Zambian leader was contributing to the deliberations on Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic during the 34th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union held via videoconferencing, according to a release from the foreign affairs ministry.

Zambia, he said, was one of the recipients of the COVID-19 package of the Jack Ma Foundation.

He further commended the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the continued leadership and guidance including the implementation of the Africa Joint Continental Strategy for COVID-19 and the establishment of the AU COVID-19 Response Fund.

According to him, the pandemic, which was currently in its second wave and intensified by a new strain of the virus, had put pressure and strain on the health service delivery system. Enditem

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleMagnitude 3.7 earthquake rattles northwestern Botswana
Next articleAustralian government confirms digital vaccine certificate system
Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China's online international communication capacity. Established on November 7, 1997, as an online news provider of the Xinhua News Agency, it was officially named Xinhuanet on March 10, 2000 and began around-the-clock news release with leading online public opinion at home and setting a good image of China abroad as its main task.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here