Egypt to dispatch medical equipment to China amid coronavirus crisis

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Sun, 02 Feb 2020 - 05:29 GMT

A police officer takes the temperature of a driver at a checkpoint on a street on the outskirts of Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on January 27, 2020, amid a deadly virus outbreak which began in the city. Photo: AFP/Hector Retamal

A police officer takes the temperature of a driver at a checkpoint on a street on the outskirts of Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on January 27, 2020, amid a deadly virus outbreak which began in the city. Photo: AFP/Hector Retamal

CAIRO – 2 February 2020: The Egyptian Ministry of Health has announced that Egypt will provide China with 10 tons of preventive medical items and equipment to offer assistance in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

With the death toll surging past 300 and 14,300 confirmed cases spreading all over China, local authorities across the country have activated the highest public health emergency response.

Spokesman for the ministry Khaled Megahed detailed that the shipments will be dispatched by a plane that will carry Egyptians returning home from China’s Wuhan, where the deadly coronavirus outbreak has originated.

The shipments are part of Egypt’s support to the people of China, according to the statement.

Megahed explained that the equipment included necessary preventive items such masks.

He further assured that Egypt has sufficient strategic reserve of required preventive medical items and equipment under the adopted medical plan to face the virus.

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