Venezuela: New Humanitarian Aid from China Arrives to Fight Covid-19

A new shipment of humanitarian technical aid from the People’s Republic of China arrived in Venezuela this Saturday to support the treatment and combat the Covid-19 coronavirus in the country.

Venezuelan vice president, Delcy Rodriguez and the Chinese ambassador in Caracas, Li Baorong, were present at the delivery of 55 tons of medical supplies, among other authorities.

“A new shipment of medical supplies from the sister People’s Republic of China, to combat Covid-19, lands at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, La Guaira state,” reported the Venezuelan embassy in China via Twitter.

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Telesur detailed that in this second of many shipments “China sends genuine humanitarian aid to Venezuela:

•500,000 rapid test kits
•50,000 PCR test kits
•ventilators
•5 million face masks
•10,000+ (most likely surgical scrubs)
•30,000+ units of Chloroquine
•70,000+ infrared thermometers
+ other medicine and supplies

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“Unity does everything and, therefore, we must keep this precious principle,” reads boxes that transport the supplies shown in photos shared on social networks.

Last Thursday, March 19, China also sent a shipment to Venezuela with 4,015 Covid-19 screening test kits, as well as the medicines and reagents necessary to fight this health contingency.

Featured image: Delcy Rodriguez (Venezuelan vice president) and Li Baoron (Chinese ambassador) “shake” elbows -coronavirus style- during the delivery of Chinese humanitarian aid. Image by Telesur.

Source URL: Alba Ciudad with OT content

Translated and edited by JRE/EF

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