(Ecofin Agency) - China donates CFA360 million worth of medical equipment to help Niger respond to the coronavirus pandemic efficiently. The support consists of 10,000 test kits, 20,000 protective masks, 350,000 surgical bibs, 10,000 protective suits, 15,000 safety glasses; 15,000 pairs of disposable gloves, and 3,000 pairs of shoes.
According to Laouan Magagi, Niger's Minister of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management, this donation will strengthen the country’s capacity to combat the coronavirus through improved healthcare services.
Last May, China had offered Niger respirators, nucleic acid test kits, protective goggles, etc. The Chinese government intends to provide new support worth CFA240 million to the West African country’s medical sector in the coming weeks.