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President Ramkalawan accepts donation from Chinese businesses amidst of the fight against COVID-19

07 January 2021 | Health

The President of the Republic, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan this morning accepted a donation of 100 thousand face masks from three Chinese businesses operating in Seychelles. Namely; GBC Company, NJ Pty Limited and AAA Trading. The presentation took place at State House.

Accepting the donation, on behalf of the people and the Government of Seychelles, President Ramkalawan expressed his gratitude for this thoughtful gesture and reassured the donors that this donation will be of great assistance to the country, in its effort protect its citizens from COVID-19 and minimize transmission.

On their part, the representatives of the businesses said that this donation is a symbol of their love that they have for Seychelles and its people. Hence the reason they find it important to support Seychelles' efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Packed into 50 cartons of 2000 pieces, the masks will be distributed for use by officials of the Ministry of Health, the Military as well as the Police Department whereby a batch will also be reserved to share with people in public places without mask. This is in line with the Ministry of Health’s campaign to encourage the population to wear masks.

The face masks will also be distributed on Praslin and La Digue.

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