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China sends medical supplies to Central and West Africa

People's Daily Online

(People's Daily Online) 09:02, April 08, 2020

On April 6, a Chinese airplane landed at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, carrying anti-epidemic supplies from China to 18 countries in Central and West Africa, the CAAC News reported.

The plane took off from the Shanghai Pudong International Airport about one day earlier, carrying a total of 37.6 tons of medical supplies collected by China International Development Cooperation Agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Health Commission of China.

As of April 5, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) had sent planes overseas 302 times to provide humanitarian aid for other countries amid the pneumonia outbreak, carrying a total of 112 medical experts and workers and 4,715 tons of medical supplies to 48 countries, including the U.S., Britain, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Italy, Japan and South Korea.

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