On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 12, a new shipment of humanitarian aid arrived in the country to combat COVID-19 in Venezuela, which was received by the Bolivarian government at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía.
#FOTOS | Arriba a Venezuela desde la República Popular China, el quinto avión con más de 47 toneladas de insumos y equipos médicos destinados a la prevención y el control del #Covid_19 en Venezuela. #UniónTrabajoYProducción#MaximaProtección pic.twitter.com/C2zAKQzoJo
— Cancillería Venezuela 🇻🇪 (@CancilleriaVE) May 12, 2020
The Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, the Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, and the Chinese ambassador to Venezuela, Li Baorong, were in charge of receiving the shipment which contained 47 tons of medical supplies.
“We are receiving medical supplies that will strengthen our diagnostic capacity and our power to protect ourselves in the face of this terrible pandemic that plagues humanity. The equipment is arriving and will allow us to conduct 80 thousand new PCR tests with all their components (…) Almost 4 million masks, gloves and everything that is required for diagnosis and protective equipment,”Alvarado said in news coverage broadcasted by Venezolana de Television (VTV).
Featured image: Chines Ambassador Li Baorong shaking elbows with Venezuelan Chancelor Jorge Arreaza with an image of Hugo Chavez in the background. Photo courtesy Venezuelan MFA.
Translated by JRE/EF