2nd donation of medical supplies from Chinese gov't arrives in Guinea-Bissau

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BISSAU, June 18 (Xinhua) -- A second donation of medical supplies from the Chinese government to Guinea-Bissau arrived Thursday at Bissau's Osvaldo Vieira International Airport.

This batch of equipment, including 10,000 test kits, 15,000 N95 masks, 150,000 surgical masks, 5,000 gowns, 7,000 protective glasses, 7,000 disposable gloves and 3,000 disposable shoe-covers, will be distributed to the High Commission of fighting against COVID-19 and the first lady's association that helps women and children.

Upon the arrival of the donation at the airport, Chinese Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau Jin Hongjun stressed the importance of solidarity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The only way that will allow us to defeat the virus, this common enemy of humanity, is solidarity between countries," the Chinese diplomat said.

Magda Robalo Correia e Silva, High Commissioner for the fight against COVID-19 in Guinea-Bissau, thanked the Chinese government for this gesture of solidarity. "China is a friend country of Guinea-Bissau, and is always available to help its partners at any time, especially in difficult times," she said.

On behalf of the first lady of Guinea-Bissau, Minister of Women, Family and Social Solidarity Maria da Conceicao Evora stressed the importance of this aid for helping vulnerable people, in particular women and children.

So far, Guinea-Bissau has reported 1,492 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 153 recoveries and 15 deaths. Enditem

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