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China's Fourth Batch of Anti-pandemic Supplies Arrived in South Africa

On January 23, the fourth batch of anti-pandemic medical supplies --- 360,000 nucleic acid extraction reagent (worth RMB 8 million, about ZAR 20 million) donated by the Chinese government arrived at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Dr. Gail Andrews, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Health of South Africa, and Zhao Zhongyi, Economic and Commercial Minister Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in South Africa, witnessed the arrival of the supplies on behalf of the two governments.


Since the outbreak of COVID-19, China and South Africa have supported each other and hurdled difficulties together. At the most challenging time in China’s fight against the pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa and all sectors of society in South Africa stood firmly with China and provided strong support for China’s efforts to win the battle against the pandemic. With the three batches of anti-pandemic supplies delivered to South Africa, China provided the fourth batch of anti-pandemic supplies to help South Africa fight against COVID-19. This fully demonstrates the profound friendship of the Chinese government and people towards the South African people.

On behalf of the South African government, Dr. Gail Andrews sincerely thanked China for its support and assistance to South Africa. Gail said the material assistance would help South Africa improve its detection capacity and play a positive role in the effective response to the pandemic.

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