The first batch of medical supplies donated by China to Egypt to fight COVID-19 arrived at Cairo International Airport on April 16.
Egyptian Assistant Minister of Health and Population Mohamed Shahki received the medical supplies on behalf of the Egyptian government.
Shahki said that the medical supplies are a gift given by the Chinese people to the Egyptian people. The two countries have a close and profound friendship which Egypt appreciates and cherishes.
Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang said that Egyptian President Sisi and the Egyptian government and people gave firm support to Chinese people when China was fighting against the epidemic at a difficult time.
The Chinese nation is a grateful nation. At this important moment of Egypt’s fight against the pandemic, China is willing to share with Egypt its experience in its own similar battle, exchange treatment plans, and provide medical supplies to Egypt, Liao said.
The second batch of anti-epidemic medical supplies provided by China will arrive in Egypt in the near future.
To contain the outbreak, the Egyptian government has extended a nationwide curfew for two weeks until April 23, and will continue to strictly implement epidemic prevention and control measures during the Egyptian traditional holiday from April 17 to 20.