Chinese entities operating in SA donate R3m towards testing kits

Chinese entities operating in SA donate R3m towards testing kits

- Chinese entities operating in South Africa have made a contribution towards the fight against the coronavirus

- Chinese Ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, said the government would donate R3 million to help overcome Covid-19 in Southern Africa

- Songtian added that an additional 5 000 testing kits would also be donated

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Chinese Ambassador to South Africa, Lin Songtian, has revealed that their government will help SA by donating R3 million and 5 000 Covid-19 testing kits.

Songtian revealed that Chinese entities operating in South Africa intend to help the country fight the coronavirus.

The donations were received by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize in Pretoria on Sunday.

Songtian said:

“Out of the millions of foreigners in China, only 29 have been infected, and only two have died. Only one of the more than 80,000 African students in China was infected and now has been discharged from hospital. There are no confirmed cases among the 3,000 South African students and other South African citizens in China.”

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Previously, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the Oppenheimer and Rupert families will each donate R1-billion towards relief measures.

The head of state made the revelation during a special address on Monday evening. Ramaphosa also announced an unprecedented 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize has confirmed a further increase in coronavirus cases in SA.

The total number of infections has now risen to 554, after 402 reported on Monday ahead of the president's announcement.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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