China pledges more support to Malawi in coronavirus fight in Malawi: Donates more PPE kits

Chinese Ambassador to Malawi, Liu Hongyang, has pledged more support towards efforts by the Malawi government to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

Deputy Chinese ambassador to Malawi (2nd from left) making a speech before the handover of the equipment to Malawi government .-Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times
Chinese ambassador Hingyang handing over a batch of medical supplies and personal protective equipment to Kamuzu Central Hospital director Jonathan Ngoma in Lilongwe on Friday. .-Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times

Hongyang also reiterated that China will maintain its open, transparent and responsible response to the pandemic by closely cooperating with the international community, namely the World Health Organization (WHO), African Union (AU), the United States of America (USA) and other countries and organizations and timely sharing the information of virus genetic sequence and other epidemic information of the virus.

The ambassador made the remarks in Lilongwe on Friday he handed over medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPEs) to Malawi’s major cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

The other supplies have been donated to major referral hospitals of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Kamuzu Central Hospital and Mzuzu Central Hospital.

Hongyang indicated that this is the first batch of the donation and that the second consignment is in preparation.

“The second batch includes 150, 000 medical masks, 15, 000 N95 masks, 7, 000 sets of protective suits, goggles, gloves. Jack Ma foundation has delivered two batches of donation to Malawi medical institutions, including 102,500 masks, 20, 800 test kits, 18, 900 swabs and extraction kits, 5, 000 protective suits and face shields, 5 ventilators and 36 thermometers,” said Hongyang.

The Chinese envoy further disclosed that the Chinese Community in Malawi has already donated 47, 000 masks, 1, 100 bottled hand sanitizers, 1, 500 gloves, 800 tablets of soap and 11 thermometers to the Malawi’s Ministry of Health, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services, City Councils, Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and the Malawi Police Service (MPS), among others.

“Today’s donation is directly from the Chinese Embassy. Each of the three city councils will receive 2, 000 disposable medical masks and two thermometers. Additionally, each of the three central hospitals will receive 10, 000 disposable medical masks, 7, 000 surgical masks, 300 N95 masks, 300 sets of protective suits and goggles, 1, 000 pairs of gloves and 20 thermometers,” said Hongyang.

He took advantage of the ceremony to remind Malawians that coronavirus knows no boundaries and remains one of humanity’s common enemy.

However, Hongyang emphasized that countries can overcome the challenge by standing in solidarity.

“China will stay committed to the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, work closely with WHO and other organizations and countries to defeat the virus through mutual assistance. We believe through solidarity, we will prevail,” he assured.

In his remarks, the Kamuzu Central Hospital director, Jonathan Ngoma, said the donated equipment will go a long way in Malawi’s efforts to prevent and contain the virus.

Ngoma stated that the Central Region’s referral hospital, just like other public health facilities in the country, is running short of the equipment for responding to the pandemic.

“We are very grateful for this assistance and I would like to assure the Chinese Embassy that we will use the donation prudently,” he said.

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CRIMINAL FoMINDED
CRIMINAL FoMINDED
10 months ago

Nsekelee ndikudyele mwana my Nyasaland watch out!!!!!! There is no good coming from Chinese some times I wonder why African leaders are so blinded with these Mafias

Melvin
Melvin
10 months ago

Oh my God ! It is very sad that all African people do not see that China is after their land. Yes, China’s aim is wipe out all the native people ( anthu akuda) and take over the motherland ( Africa). It is heart breaking to see Malawians still trusting these silent killers ( Chinese people and their government). Mudzamva nkhwangwa ili mmutu posachedwapa. Stop and dis-associate yourselves from China. They do not have any respect for the black people’s lives, and have actually developed Covid 19 virus to kill us all off, and subsequently take over and occupy our… Read more »

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
10 months ago

Atupele I am told will match the donations made by China. Remember he did make MASSIVE and MASSIVE PPE contributions to the Chinese after the outbreak in Wuhan. Come on mr young muluzi, we need your help now more than ever.

Mandado@147
10 months ago

These racists trying to secure their place in Malawi after mistreating africans in China and advancing their 2050 agenda!!

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10 months ago

Amalawi izi zochokela ku China samalani ndithu inu awa akuthamagisa athu achifirika kwao akuti ndife tinayambisa covid 19 kwaoko ndiye inu mukusekelera mdani wathu inu mdani angakufunile zabwino?penapake tisamakhale ngati anthu aduka mitu china sibale wa Afrika musszati sinakuuzeni

Kambewa Chisale
10 months ago

How to check if facemask are in good condition. Light a match and try to blow out the light with your face mask on. If it good the light will not go out.

Kambewa Chisale
10 months ago

Make sure the donations are not contaminated

Indianocean
Indianocean
10 months ago

And the previous post is US Repatriates 88 Americans… Errr… So the Chinese Embassy is helping us by donating PPE kits once again, while the American Embassy is busy repatriating. Huh…

DPP is Doomed
DPP is Doomed
10 months ago

This PPE is infected by the virus. Other countries are sending them back yet we are stupid enough to receive the shipment. You will see Covid cases skyrocketing. China wants to take over Africa for it’s growing population and cannot do that unless we are all DEAD! Nothing good comes out of China. They’re the same human beings kicking our brothers and sisters out in the streets. What makes the stupid Malawi gov’t think that China has good intentions?

Kambewa Chisale
10 months ago
Reply to  DPP is Doomed

Tell the stupt APM that China is sending the infected masks and other materials to wipe you off.
Malawi please wake up

Rodrick Phiri
Rodrick Phiri
10 months ago

Kuposaso zija anapeleka Atupele

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