Barbados has received its seventh batch of medical supplies from the People’s Republic of China to help fight the Covid 19 pandemic.
The latest donation, presented by Chinese Ambassador Yan Xiusheng to Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenent Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, includes five thousand N95 respirators and 40 thousand surgical face masks.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Ambassador Xiusheng revealed the Embassy had also coordinated with the Ministry of Health and Wellness to invite Chinese frontline medical experts to share their know-how and experience about the coronavirus with their Barbadian peers.
He says he’s glad to see the COVID-19 public health threat in Barbados has been “effectively controlled”, and hopes the latest donation by the People’s Republic of China will contribute to the island’s prevention and containment efforts.
Over the last several months, China has assisted Barbados in its response to the pandemic, through donations of a range of medical supplies.