A shipment of COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Chinese government to Guyana arrived at the country’s capital of Georgetown on March 2.
Guyana's Minister of Health Frank Anthony and Charge d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy to Guyana Chen Xilai welcomed the vaccine at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
During the handover ceremony, Anthony conveyed gratitude to the Chinese government and people on behalf of Guyanese President Irfaan Ali, the Guyanese government and people.
He said that since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese government and people have provided generous assistance to Guyana. The donation of vaccine is another example of the two countries' cooperation in fighting the pandemic.
The vaccine donated by China is one of the best in the world and is very effective, said Anthony.
Chen said China and Guyana have supported each other and cooperated closely during the pandemic. China's vaccine donation has written a new chapter in the two countries’ joint efforts to fight against the pandemic. It is a concrete manifestation of China's commitment to make Chinese vaccine a global public good and of its contribution to the accessibility and affordability of vaccines in developing countries.
China believes that Guyana will overcome the pandemic at an early date and that the China-Guyana friendship will grow stronger after the common test of COVID-19, said Chen.