EU donates medical supplies to Botswana to fight against COVID-19

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 00:12 |
A consignment of medical supplies from the European Union arrive at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Botswana, June 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

The European Union (EU) has donated medical protective supplies to Botswana to help the country fight against COVID-19.

An aircraft carrying the consignment arrived at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Gaborone, Botswana's capital city late Tuesday.

"The donations are made through the EU humanitarian office and the Federation of the Red Cross and are worth over 1.4 million Pula local currency (about 121,229 U.S. dollars)," said EU Ambassador to Botswana Jan Sadek.

The donation includes 40,000 surgical masks, 1,500 gowns, 40,000 examination gloves, 1,500 face protective glasses, 6,250 respiratory N95 masks, infrared thermometers, disinfectants and sanitizers.

The supplies are intended to safeguard and protect frontline health workers who are exposed to the virus during daily screening, tracing and testing activities.

The donations will be officially handed over to the Office of the President in the coming days. (Xinhua)

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