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Chinese medical experts arrive in Cote d'Ivoire to help fight COVID-19

CIDCA | Updated: 2020-04-30

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The Chinese medical team arrives in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, on April 30. [Photo/Xinhua]

At the invitation of the government of Cote d'Ivoire, a medical team dispatched by the Chinese government arrived in Abidjan, the country’s capital, on April 30.

The Chinese medical team’s 12 members, specializing in respiratory care, intensive care, traditional Chinese medicine and laboratory testing, come from Tianjin People's Hospital and the Tianjin Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The medical team just finished their mission in Burkina Faso and will carry out 10-day’s experience-sharing with medical institutions in Cote d'Ivoire.

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The Chinese medical team is welcomed by Chinese Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire Wan Li and Deputy Director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Cote d'Ivoire Soro Kountele Gona at the airport on April 30. [Photo/Xinhua]

Liu Yun, head of the medical team, said that the team will carry out anti-pandemic training and guidance in light of the needs of Cote d'Ivoire and share experience with them without reservation.

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Chinese Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire Wan Li (4th left of second row) poses for a group photo with the medical team at the airport on April 30 [Photo/Xinhua]

China is an important partner of Cote d'Ivoire and the Chinese medical experts will help Cote d'Ivoire better contain the virus, said the deputy director of Cabinet of the Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene of Cote d'Ivoire in an interview with Xinhua news agency. 


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