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Cambodia receives seven tons of medical supplies from China

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Chinese Ambassador Wang Wentian and Health Minister Mam Bunheng in a handover ceremony on Friday at the Ministry of Health. KT/Siv Channa

Cambodia received seven tons of medical and preventive supplies from China in a bid for the fight of coronavirus disease in the Kingdom.

The supplies were officially handed over by the Chinese ambassador Wang Wentian to the health minister Mam Bunheng at the Ministry of Health in a ceremony Friday afternoon.

The supplies, said the Ministry of Health, were donated by the government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China. The preventive kits cost approximately $500,000 and includes masks, clothing, protective goggles, nucleic acid test reagents And extractors, forehead thermometers and viral DNA/RNA extraction kits, among others for prevention, control and response to Covid-19.

The medical supplies will be managed by the health ministry especially for frontline medical staff to battle the pandemic.

It is not the first time that Cambodia has received a medical donation from the Chinese government. Since the Covid-19 pandemic was controlled in China since March, China has sent Chinese medical experts to share important preventive tips to the Kingdom’s front liners, together with numerous supports in medical supplies.

The Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh said: “it is another tangible reflection of the brotherhood through thick and thin between China and Cambodia”.

Cambodia is a country among many including 200 countries and territories to be affected by the respiratory disease, Covid-19. To date, there are 120 cases including one relapse case found in the Kingdom.

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