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China donates medical supplies to South Sudan


Hua Ning (R), Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, and South Sudanese officials attended the handover ceremony for Chinese-donated medical supplies in Juba, South Sudan, on July 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Gale Julius)

The Chinese Embassy in South Sudan has donated medical supplies to the country in a bid to boost its efforts in the COVID-19 fight.

The donation ceremony took place on Wednesday in Juba, with the Chinese Embassy co-hosting the event with the charity organization Concern South Sudan under the patronage of the South Sudanese First Lady Mary Ayen Mayardit.

In his address, the Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, Hua Ning, said his country was joining hand with the African state to overcome joint problems together.

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Hua said the Chinese government and civil organizations have provided several batches of anti-COVID-19 aids to South Sudan.

Recently, Professor Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, positively responded to the assistance request from the Organization of African First Ladies for Development, the embassy said in a statement on its website.

“For many years, Professor Peng Liyuan has always been concerned about the cause of African women and children and has made great contribution for this,” the statement said.

On his part, Mayen Machut Achiek, the Undersecretary in South Sudan’s Ministry of Health thanked the Chinese government for donating medical supplies.

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He said the Chinese government and people have provided important support for the fight against COVID-19 in South Sudan, which is a vivid expression of the friendship between the two countries.

As of Friday afternoon, South Sudan had reported 2,036 COVID-19 infections and 38 deaths.

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