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Cambodia to donate facemasks to Nepal

Sar Socheath / Khmer Times Tue, December 29, 2020

People wear face masks to protect themselves against COVID-19. KT/Chor Sokunthea

PHNOM PENH – Cambodia is set to donate facemasks and medical aid to Nepal to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation was announced today by Prime Minister Hun Sen during his address via TVK live broadcast from his residence in Kandal province’s Takhmao city.

“We are not rich. We are poor but we undertake humanitarian action, never mind the poor or the rich”, Mr Hun Sen said.

Nepal will be the fourth nation after Laos, Myanmar, and Timor-Leste where Cambodia has donated facemasks and medical materials to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early December, the government provided medical aid to Timor-Leste. The donations included: one million masks, 5,000 cloth masks, 10,000 N95 masks, 10,000 safety goggles, 10,000 sets of protective gear for health officials, 250 temperature checking devices, 10,000 face shields, 10 ventilator machines, 10 patient monitors, 250 packs of Chloramine B Powder, 500 sets of plastic safety boots and 1,000 units of hand sanitiser.

In November, Cambodia also provided medical supplies to Laos and Myanmar to help combat the COVID-19 crisis.

According to the World Health Organization’s record on December 28, in Nepal, there are a total of 258,181 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 1,825 deaths.

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SOURCE: Khmer Times Tue, December 29, 2020

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