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China extends help in Jordan, Sudan to fight COVID-19

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-06-01 10:39

FILE PHOTO: Customers queue to buy bread at a bakery in Khartoum, Sudan February 19, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

CAIRO - China on Sunday extended its help in Jordan and Sudan to fight the novel coronavirus, as the pandemic is still raging in the Middle East.

Jordan and China on Sunday signed an agreement under which China donated a batch of medical supplies to the kingdom to help combat the coronavirus.

The Chinese medical donation includes 10,000 medical protection gears, 60,000 medical face masks, 10,000 gloves, 200 body temperature scanning devices and 20,000 testing kits, Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Pan Weifang said in a statement.

Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Wisam Rabadi said the donation represents China's commitment to supporting Jordan, particularly during the critical times, to better cope with the impact of COVID-19.

"We will continue to count on China as a key partner to Jordan," he added.

On April 4, a batch of medical supplies was donated to Jordan by China's Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation.

On April 27, China's State Development & Investment Corporation donated medical supplies worth 1.2 million U.S. dollars to Jordan.

Also on Sunday, Chinese medical experts in Sudan held a video conference over the prevention of COVID-19.

Chinese medical experts answered questions related to the coronavirus and introduced the personal protection measures.

The Chinese team arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on May 28 from Algeria after ending its two-week anti-coronavirus mission there.

In late March, the Chinese Embassy in Sudan donated over 400,000 surgical masks to the Sudanese government.

On April 23, Chinese medical experts held a video conference with Sudanese counterparts to share China's experiences in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

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