China provides medical types of equipment to Timor-Leste to deal with covid-19

China provides medical types of equipment to Timor-Leste to deal with covid-19

DILI, April 14, 2021 (TATOLI) – The Chinese government today offered a donation of homology medicine drugs and equipment to combat covid-19 disease.

The donations are transported with the Citilink flight chartered by the Chinese Embassy that arrived in Dili yesterday.

The flight also transported 133 workers and engineers from the Chinese companies working for the construction of Tibar Port and the Hera Power Station.

The Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Xian Jianguo, revealed that the support consists of versions, four thousand units of nucleic acids, one thousand thermometers and one thousand protective blankets supported by the Mainline Services company.

“The covid-19 pandemic in Timor-Leste has worsened and the country has recently been hit by floods. Timor-Leste declared the country’s emergencies of covid-19 and the national calamity caused by the floods overlap. The government of China and its people have been followed the flood situation in Timor-Leste and provide quick supports, ” Ambassador Jianguo said at the Nicolau Lobato Airport Dili.

According to the ambassador, the Chinese State advisor and Foreign Affairs Minister, Wang Yi, expresses his solidarity to the Timorese Government and expresses deepest condolences to the families of victims of natural disasters.

“The Chinese Executive has granted Timor-Leste, through the national strategic plan of the World Food Program 100 thousand American dollars to support the transport the disaster logistics assistance. The Chinese Red Cross has also donated $ 100,000 available for humanitarian aid,” he said.

The Chinese document granted today shows, according to the ambassador, the commitment to continue helping Timor-Leste in combating the covid-19 and in responding to natural disasters.

The Vice-Minister of Health, Bonifácio Maukoli dos Reis, thanked the support coming from China, considering that it strengthens the National Health System.

“Given the spread risks, Timor-Leste is currently entering a critical phase of disease transmission, the government maintains the implementation of preventive measures by the standards and principles established by WHO,” he said.

The official also affirmed that the Executive admits the limitations in terms of human resources, financing, infrastructures, and technology. “He said.

He added that the donation of the Mammoth Foundation and the company Mainline to the National Laboratory aims to ensure and improve the work of Timor-Leste’s laboratory.

“We will continue to strengthen our bilateral relations for mutual benefit, particularly in the health sector. We maintain the request for support from the Government of China in Combating Covid-19,” he concluded.


Journalist:Felicidade Ximenes

Editor: Cipriano Colo


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