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China donates US$100,000 and more medical supplies to Fiji

China donates US$100,000 and more medical supplies to Fiji

By Priteshni Nand
Saturday 30/05/2020
China’s Ambassador to Fiji Qian Bo. [image: Department of Information]

China has injected US$100,000 and medical supplies to help in Fiji’s fight against COVID-19.

China’s Ambassador to Fiji Qian Bo says through the China–Pacific Island Countries Anti-COVID-19 Cooperation Fund they have given US$500,000 to the Pacific.

The supplies they have donated include 200,000 face masks, 200,000 pairs of surgical gloves, 50,000 protective suits, 10,000 COVID-19 test kits and 300 infrared thermometers.

Bo says China had donated USD1.9 million as the first batch of assistance to Pacific Island countries.

He says with this new assistance of USD500,000 the total assistance given to the Pacific Island countries amounts to USD2.4 million.

China has also donated US$200,000 to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme to support the Secretariat in its efforts to address priority concerns of Pacific Island countries who suffer from both climate change and the COVID-19 crisis.

China will also donate US$ 100,000 to the South Pacific Tourism Organisation to help the Pacific tourism-driven countries affected by the epidemic.

Bo says China is a genuine friend to Fiji and they are committed to assisting their friends in Fiji and the Pacific.

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