Cambodia to provide 2 million face masks, medical supplies to Myanmar


Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen vows to help neighbours fight Covid-19 - AFP

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday (Nov 24) that the kingdom will provide 2 million face masks and other medical supplies to Myanmar to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

"On behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia, I would like to provide a donation of 2 million masks and other medical facilities... to the Government and the people of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar," Hun Sen said in a letter to Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

The donation includes 2 million face masks, 100,000 fabric face masks, 20,000 N-95 masks, 20,000 goggles, 20,000 sets of personal protective equipment, 500 hand-held temperature scanners, and 20 sets of ventilator machines for the use in intensive care units, among others.

The Cambodian prime minister said Health Minister Mam Bunheng will bring the donated supplies to Myanmar on Nov 26 by a special flight.

"With our collective effort, I strongly believe that we will succeed in the fight against Covid-19, and we will emerge stronger together," he said.

Last week, Cambodia also donated 2 million face masks and other medical supplies to neighbouring Laos.

Cambodia has so far reported 306 confirmed Covid-19 cases with zero deaths and 296 recoveries, showed official data.

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