China sends Liberia medical aid to help fight COVID-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping talks by video with patients and medical workers at the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan (Picture: AP)(Xinhua) — China on Wednesday donated medical items to help Liberia fight the novel coronavirus.

The items included medical gloves, clothing and face masks for health workers. They were received by officials of the Liberian Ministry of Health in the capital Monrovia.

The donation is the first of several batches of medical items that China is expected to send to Liberia with the aim of helping the west African country fight COVID-19, said Xu Kun, charge d’affaires at the Chinese Embassy in Liberia.

Liberia’s Health Minister Williamina Jallah called on China for more collaboration in fighting the COVID-19 while receiving the donated items.

Liberia has so far recorded two confirmed cases of the COVID-19, and these patients are being treated, with over 126 contacts being traced, said the authorities.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.