China first lady donates anti-coronavirus equipment to Rwanda

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 8 July 2020 at 01:07

Government of Rwanda has received 12,000 body temperature testers and 18,000 masks as a grant from the Chinese First Lady, Prof Peng Liyuan to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

President Xi Jinping’s wife’s support to Rwanda through the Organization of Africa First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) was presented to the Rwanda Biomedical Center, RBC on July 7, 2020.

Xing Yuchun, the Chinese Deputy Ambassador in Rwanda, said that this was a way to thank Rwanda for standing in solidarity with their country when it was threatened by COVID-19 caused by the Coronavirus virus.

“This donation of medical equipment from the Chinese Government is a way of showing our friendship with the Government of Rwanda, especially from our First Lady to Rwandan First Lady,” she said.

“We cherish the support from Rwanda and we hope that this is going to help men and women from Rwanda to contain Coronavirus,” she added.

Xing Yuchun said that if China cooperates with Rwanda in formulating measures to prevent COVID-19, they will inevitably be able to crack it down on both countries.

Radegonde Ndejuru, Rwandan First Lady’s advisor said that after receiving the materials, Jeannette Kagame noted that they will be delivered to Rwandans to help them continue w with the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.

“This is one of the contributions that the First Lady of Rwanda, Jeannette Kagame, wanted to give to support the Ministry of Health to fight Covid-19 pandemic,” she said.

Prof Peng Liyuan’s support is expected to reach to other African countries as well.

“This equipment is an addition to the already existing efforts and capacity to test, treat, and protect people against Covid-19. This marks partnership and solidarity between Rwanda and China against Covid-19 which is very important,” Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, Director General of RBC said.

“It will strengthen Rwanda’s already existing efforts to combat COVID-19,” he added.

Government of Rwanda received anti-coronavirus equipment as grant from the Chinese First Lady, Prof Peng Liyuan
Xing Yuchun said the grant was intended to thank Rwanda for standing in solidarity with their country when it was threatened by COVID-19
Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana said China's equipment will strengthen Rwanda’s already existing efforts to combat COVID-19
The grant consists of 12,000 body temperature testers

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