COVID-19: Korean Firms Donate 40,000 Medical Masks to Ethiopia

ADDIS ABEBA – The Korean Business Association and a Korean NGO, Good Neighbors, have supported Ethiopia’s COVID-19 response with a donation total of 40,000 medical masks.

The masks were distributed to various government offices the office of the Prime Minister, Airports, Office of the Addis Ababa City Administration and Regional governments.

The masks are delivered to workforce “who are directly fighting against COVID-19 in Ethiopia”, the embassy of Republic of Korea said in a statement sent to The Daily Monitor.

Both Ethiopia is currently grappling to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus. South Korea, on the other hand, is getting a glowing appraisal for its strategy to stem the virus.

The embassy said the Republic of Korea is “ready to share all relevant information and experiences with international partners”.

The Embassy also announced it is planning “to provide Ethiopia with customized assistance including the provision of testing kits and quarantine equipment”.

“It will also exert its utmost effort to strengthen its solidarity with Ethiopia in order to overcome this crisis with the whole Korean community including government, private and non-governmental entities in Ethiopia,” the statement said.





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