Nepal brings medical equipment from China on chartered aircraft

Various medical equipment donated by China to Nepal to fight the coronavirus crisis. Photo: https://twitter.com/PRCAmbNepal

Kathmandu, March 29

The government on Nepal on Sunday morning brought various medical equipment from China for the test of suspected coronavirus infected cases and the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

A Nepal Airlines Corporation aircraft had flown to Guangzhou of China yesterday to fetch the goods including personal protective equipment for doctors and health workers. The aeroplane landed back at the Tribhuvan International Airport at 5:30 am today, according to the corporation.

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, has informed that the aircraft carried the emergency materials including the PPEs and thermometers donated by Sichuan provincial government, Sichuan Provincial Investment Group and the  Chinese Embassy.

“The first batch of emergency epidemic prevention materials including masks donated by Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation will also arrive on the same flight,” she wrote on her Twitter, “Others like testing kits are coming soon!”

Earlier, the Chinese government had floated a proposal to send any kind of support it needs for combatting the crisis.

Though the virus originated in China, Nepal’s northern neighbour has significantly recovered from the loss and now has begun to offer help to other countries.

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