China to Continue Standing with Ethiopia to Curb COVID-19

Addis Ababa , The government of China and its people remain committed to continue standing shoulder to shoulder with Africa, and Ethiopians in particular during this challenging time to deal with COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, China commended Ethiopia and other African countries for their valuable support to China at the beginning of the outbreak of COVID-19.

Stating that virus recognizes no borders and has no passport, the embassy vowed “China’s commitment to stay beside of Ethiopia and other African countries in the efforts of battling the epidemic.”

“The measures taken by the Ethiopian government are highly commendable. The Chinese here in Ethiopia will be exemplary in observing those rules,” the statement noted.

Ethiopia along with other African countries rendered valuable support to the people and Government of China in times of difficulty, it said, adding that “fully demonstrating the China-Ethiopia Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership and the brotherly friendship of solidarity and mutual assistance between the two countries.”

China has, in its capability, been providing Ethiopia and Africa in general, with different forms of support to fight against COVID-19.

According to the statement, China has organized the Chinese experts from Africa CDC to conduct multiple batches of training to the staff of the Ethiopian Airlines, aiming at improving awareness and capacity in the prevention of the virus.

Moreover, the Chinese-Africa Business Council in Ethiopia has donated test kits and the portable molecular detector for COVID-19 detection worth 22,000 USD to Ethiopian Ministry of Health and Public Health Institute.

China’s Jack Ma Foundation massive medical supplies donation to 54 African countries arrived on Sunday and is now being distributed to the countries through the Ethiopian Airlines cargo flight.

It is also to be recalled that a couple of days ago Chinese experts and officials from health and customs departments held a video conference to share information and experience on COVID-19 with Africa CDC and 24 African countries.

In addition to that, Huajian International has donated 102,000 masks and 40 infrared thermometers to in support of Ethiopia’s COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Source: Ethiopia News agency