Cambodia provides over 2 mln masks, medical supplies to Nepal for COVID-19 fight

Xinhua

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PHNOM PENH, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Monday provided more than 2 million face masks and other medical facilities to Nepal to help fight against the COVID-19, officials said.

Ouch Borith, minister attached to Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and foreign ministry's standing secretary of state, brought the donation to Nepal via a special flight.

Speaking to reporters at Phnom Penh international airport before the departure, Borith said Nepal was the fourth country that had received the donation from Cambodia after Laos, Myanmar and Timor-Leste.

"This is a humanitarian assistance that we provide to Nepal to help prevent the spread of COVID-19," he said. "It is a testament to our solidarity and collective effort to fight against the pandemic."

Health Ministry secretary of state Yok Sambath said the donation included two million face masks, 100,000 fabric face masks, 20,000 N-95 masks, 20,000 goggles, 20,000 sets of personal protective equipment, 500 hand-held temperature scanners, and 20 sets of ventilator machines for Intensive Care Units, among others. Enditem