The Chinese first lady, Lady Madame Peng Liyuan has donated medical equipment to Zimbabwe to enhance the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The consignment was handed over to the First Lady of Zimbabwe Auxillia Mnangagwa by Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Guo Shaochun and his wife Mrs Wang Wei at Zimbabwe House on Tuesday.
Handing over the goods, the wife of the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Madame Wang Wei, said praised both Prof Peng and Amai Mnangagwa for promoting healthcare and empowering vulnerable groups in society. She said:
We were particularly touched to see Her Excellency Amai Mnangagwa go on a nationwide tour last month, bringing the much-needed food, blankets, sanitizers, and information to the elderly, the disabled and children on the streets and marginalized communities.
Today’s donation, from one caring female leader to another, is a celebration of this love and goodness that makes us human. It reminds us we are more bound together in human society than pulled apart by the different manifestations of a me-first mentality.
Speaking after receiving the consignment, the First Lady said the fight against Covid-19 pandemic in developing countries required concerted and coordinated efforts and support from international cooperating partners.
The donation comes when Zimbabwe’s known coronavirus cases have sharply risen in the recent past with health caregivers complaining about the inadequacy of personal protective equipment.