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China Proffers Third Medical Supply

August 29 , 2020

China completed the third round of its personal protective equipment (PPE) donation to Ethiopia, supporting its efforts to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The supplies consisted of 500,000 surgical masks, 65,000 protective face masks for medical use and 10,000 pieces of medical protective clothing. Surgical gloves, goggles and shoe covers are also part of the donation. The first batch in March was for 5.4 million face masks, 1.1 million detection test kits, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 sets of protective face shields. The second batch consisted of 500 ventilators and 200,000 items of personal protective equipment. Both were from the foundations of Jack Ma and Alibaba to be distributed across African countries. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia also announced it is going to donate a batch of medical supplies, including ambulances, ventilators and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds, as well as PPE.


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