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China Donate Medical Supplies to QEH

A batch of medical supplies donated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, valuing more than BD$160,000, has arrived in Barbados and been handed over to Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). The medical supplies, including a ventilator, two infant incubators, two monitors, one electrocardiograph, one cardiac defibrillator and surgical masks, medical goggles, surgical gloves, etc., are desperately needed for Barbados in the fight against COVID-19 virus.

Major infectious disease is the enemy of all. The COVID-19 outbreak is spreading worldwide, posing enormous threat to life and health and bringing formidable challenge to global public health security. Under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping, the Chinese people have obtained great success in the war against COVID-19 virus. Just as President Xi Jinping remarked at the recent Extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit on COVID-19, “guided by the vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, China will be more than ready to share its good practices, conduct joint research and development of drugs and vaccines, and provide assistance where we can to countries hit by the growing outbreak.”

At the most difficult moment in its fight against the outbreak, China received firm solidarity and support from Barbados government and people which was reflected in the letter Prime Minister Mia Mottley wrote to President Xi Jinping. Such expressions of friendship will always be remembered and cherished by the Chinese people.

This is a virus that respects no borders, no races. In the time of Barbados government and people are making great efforts to contain the spread of the virus, Chinese government and people will render firm support and do what we can to help Barbados in the fight against COVID-19, including more medical supplies among experience and knowledge sharing in the epidemic prevention and treatment. The Chinese people are standing side by side with the people of Barbados in this crucial moment, and we truly believe that with the great courage, Barbados government and people will defeat the COVID-19 virus soon.

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