Supplies that were received today by the Ministry of Health will be used for the medical personnel working at the front-lines against the COVID-19 pandemic.
This reassurance was made by the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete while receiving the assistance from the Chinese Central Government and the Chinese Local Government, Guangdong Province.
“Over the last few months, we have received support from the People’s Republic of China in terms of the protective equipment and we have also seen support provided in other areas in Fiji that are facing the threat of the pandemic.”
The supplies included more than 1,000 test supplies from the Chinese Central Government and 1,000 surgical masks, 20,000 medical masks, 5,000 medical disposable protection clothing and 5,000 disposable gloves from the Chinese Local Government, Guangdong Province.
Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, His Excellency, Qian Bo said he was happy that the supplies were able to be brought to Fiji through a charter flight from Shanghai, China.
“Thanks to the charter flight we were able to make it happen, and I am sure this will help our friends in Fiji to be better prepared .”
“I want to assure our friends in Fiji that China will continue to work with Fiji in combating the Pandemic.”