Chinese Gov’t Donates Drugs, Equipment to Fight Ebola

first_imgIn support of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the Mano River Union basin, the Government of the People’s Republic of China Monday, August 11, donated US$1.7 million worth of assorted anti-Ebola materials to help support the efforts of the Government and people of Liberia.Speaking Monday at the handing over ceremony held at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County, the Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Yue Zhang, said Liberia and China are one community and the government of China will continue to be a partner to Liberia.“The government of China is donating drugs, personal protective equipment, thermometer guns and sanitizers among others, to help support the Government of Liberia efforts in combating the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia.”According to the Ambassador, the Chinese government is providing US$5 million worth of assorted materials to the Mano River Union MRU nations of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, to help contain the epidemic.He further disclosed that, in addition to supporting the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, the Government of China is sending three health experts to help provide the basic expertise and the training of local health workers on the uses of the donated assorted materials.“They are coming to help the health workers in Liberia, because some of the products are made in China and so, they need to advise the health practitioners on how to use those things as well as other necessary support that will kick the epidemic from Liberia,” Mr. Zhang said. The Chinese Ambassador said, the drugs provided to the Government of Liberia to combat the deadly Ebola virus will help to suppress the epidemic and those affected by the virus. “The equipment donated to Liberia is valued US$1.7 million in addition to donation we provided to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus,” the Ambassador disclosed. “The Government of China also provided a special cargo jet to deliver these assorted materials to the three countries and on time.”Asked whether the Chinese government had plans to evacuate its citizens from Liberia due to the epidemic, Amb. Zhang said his government is not advising its citizens to leave Liberia, rather he urged them to follow the advice given by Liberian health authorities, including hand-washing, avoidance of bodily contact and reporting of suspected cases, among others, for the safety of those in Liberia.According to the ambassador, China and Liberia, as well as the rest of Africa are one common community with the mind of holding each other, especially during such an emergency, adding that in 2010, the African countries were equally there for China.Receiving the assorted materials among others on behalf of the Government of Liberia, acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sylvester Grigsby, expressed thanks and appreciation to the Government of the People’s Republic of China, describing it as timely in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.Mr. Grigsby said the assorted materials donated will help the government contain the epidemic in Liberia and ensure that more lives can be saved in the process.“This will enhance the government’s efforts in supporting the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia. We are very happy as it will help us reach the various counties and fight the virus.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chelsea open talks with Abraham and Tomori over new five-year contracts

first_imgShare on Pinterest Share via Email Meanwhile Ross Barkley will not shy away from taking another penalty after arguing with Willian before his costly miss during Chelsea’s defeat by Valencia.Chelsea were handed a chance to rescue a point when they won a late penalty but there was confusion when Willian, who has confirmed he wanted to take the spot-kick, unsuccessfully tried to convince Barkley to give him the ball. Jorginho also spoke to Barkley, who ignored his teammates before sending his effort over via the crossbar.“If there was another penalty in the game I would have been confident of taking it,” Barkley said. “You can miss penalties. It’s not the end of the world. We’ve got five more group games to go that we’re aiming to win.” Topics news Share on Messenger Chelsea have tried to turn their transfer ban into a positive by giving opportunities to young players at the start of the Lampard era. Supporters have welcomed the sight of academy graduates being given regular games and have thrilled at Abraham’s goalscoring exploits.The 21-year-old forward, who has three years left on the deal he signed before joining Swansea on loan in 2017, scored a hat-trick against Wolves and is pushing for a recall to Gareth Southgate’s England squad, though he could commit his international future to Nigeria. He has not represented England in a competitive fixture and is entitled to switch.Abraham spent last season on loan at Aston Villa and his 26 goals helped Dean Smith’s side win promotion. He has continued to progress since returning to Chelsea and is above Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud in the pecking order at the moment.Lampard’s appointment as manager has energised Chelsea’s young players. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is recovering from an achilles injury, and Mason Mount committed their long-term futures in the summer. It is thought that Mount, who is a doubt to face Liverpool on Sunday even though a scan on an ankle injury sustained during Tuesday’s defeat by Valencia in the Champions League showed no ligament damage, would not have been given regular opportunities had Maurizio Sarri not left to take charge of Juventus. The likelihood is that the England midfielder would have pursued another loan after spending last season with Lampard at Derby County.Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is close to a first-team return after recovering from a ruptured achilles, was so frustrated with his lack of opportunities under Sarri that he had been keen on a move to Bayern Munich in January. However the 18-year-old winger is likely to have a prominent role under Lampard and is close to finalising a five-year deal worth more than £100,000 a week. Share on WhatsApp Read more The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email.center_img Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Chelsea have opened talks with Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori over new five-year deals, signalling their determination to continue building for the future under Frank Lampard.Abraham is set to more than double his £50,000-a-week wages after scoring seven goals in his past four games and Tomori, whose deal runs out in 2021, is also in line for a new contract after breaking into the first team this season. The 21-year-old centre-back has started Chelsea’s past three games and scored his first goal for the club in the 5-2 victory at Wolves last Saturday. Ross Barkley Frank Lampard says Chelsea defeat was harsh Champions League lesson Reuse this content Chelsealast_img read more