Zim receives Covid-19 supplies


©️  ZIMBABWE yesterday received its first batch of Covid-19 protective supplies to assist the nation fight against the killer virus that has claimed thousands of lives globally.

This comes after a cargo flight containing more than six million medical items arrived in Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday for distribution to all African countries, courtesy of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma.

Receiving the cargo on behalf of the government at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, Foreign Affairs deputy minister David Musabayana said Zimbabwe received face masks and testing kits which are set to be distributed to all provinces starting today.

“We are really humbled by this great gesture by the Jack Ma Foundation to help Africa, and on behalf of the government, I would like to thank the foundation for such a great deed that is coming in at a time of need,” Musabayana said.

“Globalisation is gaining traction, we used to think that globalisation is all about change and economy but we are realising that even in the event of a virus outbreak, it goes global and there is need for collective effort and global action like the one we are seeing today.

“On paper, I am seeing that we received two million masks and more than one million test kits which I believe will be of great use to ensure that our frontline Covid-19 fighters like nurses and doctors are protected and well-equipped,” Musabayana said.

Musabayana added that this was the first consignment and more is expected soon as the kits come in batches.
“We are going to hand over the donation to the Health ministry who are in charge and spearheading the distribution to see that this equipment gets to every corner of the country as we fight this virus together,” he said.


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