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China donates anti-epidemic supplies to Kingdom

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Wang Wentian (L) China’s Ambassador to Cambodia hand over a box of face masks to Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng at the Hanover ceremony of essential protective materials donated by Shanghai Municipal Government at Phnom Penh City Hall. KT/Chor Sokunthear

The city hall yesterday received anti-epidemic medical supplies from China to assist the Kingdom in its fight against the coronavirus.

The supplies were handed over by Chinese ambassador Wang Wentian to Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng at the muni-cipality. The donation, given by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, sought to contribute support toward the Kingdom’s ongoing campaign against the pandemic. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Mr Sreng expressed appreciation towards the government and the people of Shanghai for their continued assistance.

“Recently, Cambodia has reported 110 recoveries. As we continue to treat the remaining patients, we cannot afford to be careless. People should be vigilant and observe proper hygiene all the time,” he said.

The medical supplies include 3,000 N95 masks, 20,000 disposable face masks and 500 protective gowns to be used by the medical frontliners in the capital. Mr Wang Wentian yesterday called for cooperation.

“As long as the Kingdom needs and welcomes our support, we will continue providing necessary supplies for assistance. We want to encourage the Kingdom to remain strong in the face of the pandemic,” he said. He noting that some Chinese medical experts had come to Cambodia to help in capacity building. While some of them have returned to China, others remain in Cambodia.

Earlier this month, the Chinese government donated seven tonnes of medical supplies, worth approximately $500,000, to the Cambodian Health Ministry. This week, authorities sprayed disinfectants in the capital’s Central, Phsar Kandal and Russian markets.

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