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Coronavirus – Gambia: The Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health received medical supplies donated by Jack Ma Foundation

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Saturday 28th March 2020, the Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Health received medical supplies donated by Jack Ma Foundation at a colourful ceremony at Banjul International Airport.

The Chinese Ambassador to The Gambia H.E. Ma Jianchun on behalf of the People's Republic of China handing over the donation to the World Food Programme Country Representative Madam Wanja Kaaria who also handed over to the World Organisation Country Representative Dr. Desta Tiruneh for onward transmission to the Hon. Minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh.

In receiving the medical supplies, the Hon. Minister of Health expressed delight to the donor and he stated that the supplies will go a long way in enhancing our response efforts against COVID-19 in The Gambia.

The donated supplies includes 100,000 face masks, 20,000 testing kits, 740 protective clothing and 1,000 sets of protective sheilds were later handed over by the Hon. Minister to Mr. Babanding Sabally the Director of National Pharmaceutical Services and Chairperson of the sub-committee on logistics and safety under the National Health Emergency Committee.

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Olawale Olukoga: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.com.ng