The government of China pledged more support to Afghanistan amid rising cases in the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the country, pledging 7.2 tons of anti-epidemic materials supply which will be delivered by a charter flight.
“The epidemic is still spreading in Afghanistan. There are new confirmed cases every day. The Chinese embassy in Kabul has been in close contact with the Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan to keep up with the situation,” the Chinese Ambassador in Afghanistan Wang Yu said.
He also added “Based on the new demand of Afghanistan for fighting the epidemic, the Chinese embassy in Kabul has arranged another charter flight to deliver the second batch of anti-epidemic materials assistance to Afghanistan.”
“The materials we are going to hand over are from China International Development Cooperation Agency and other Chinese organizations,” the Ambassador said, adding that “This batch includes more materials than the first batch, including test kits, medical protective masks, surgical masks, protective clothing, protective goggles and infrared temperature guns. The total materials are in 727 boxes, weighing 7.2 tons.”
This comes as the Ministry of Public Health announced earlier today that the total positive cases of COVID-19 has climbed to 1,939 across the country.