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More test kits and Personal Protective Equipment expected to arrive next month

More test kits and Personal Protective Equipment expected to arrive next month

By Iva Danford
Saturday 30/05/2020
Fiji’s Consul General and Trade Commissioner Dr. Yolinda Chan. [image: Fijian Govt]

More test kits and personal protective equipment is anticipated to arrive in Fiji by the end of next month.

The first set of assistance consists of 20,000 COVID-19 test kits which are valued at FJ$187,500.

It was donated by the David Group of Macao.

The donation was secured by the Consulate General of the Republic of Fiji in Shanghai.

Fiji’s Consul General and Trade Commissioner, Dr. Yolinda Chan confirm they have also secured donation in form of Personal Protective Equipment consisting of 50,000 face masks worth FJD50,000 provided through the municipal government of Guangzhou while the municipal government of Jiangmen donated 20,000 masks valued at FJD20,000.

Dr. Chan says the Consulate General in Shanghai together with the Fiji Embassy in Beijing will facilitate similar assistance and donations to Fiji from Chinese government agencies or the private sector should the need arise in the near future.

The Fiji-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, the Macao-Fiji Chamber of Commerce, and several Chinese investors have also donated COVID-19 related medical supplies to Fiji via the Chinese community in Suva.

Permanent Secretary for the Office of the Prime Minister, Yogesh Karan has expressed gratitude to the People’s Republic of China for all the support provided to complement Fiji’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Karan says that international solidarity and global cooperation is important in overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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