Photo taken on March 28, 2020 shows the donation ceremony in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. China on Saturday donated protective medical supplies worth 830,000 yuan (116,961 U.S. dollars) to Mongolia to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical supplies include a total of 500,000 masks and 5,000 fast test kits. (Photo by Garid/Xinhua)
ULAN BATOR, March 28 (Xinhua) -- China on Saturday donated protective medical supplies worth 830,000 yuan (116,961 U.S. dollars) to Mongolia to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The medical supplies include a total of 500,000 masks and 5,000 fast test kits.
"The COVID-19 pandemic has become a global challenge. The Chinese government and people will continue to stand and work with Mongolia in fight against the disease," Chinese Ambassador to Mongolia Chai Wenrui said in a speech during the donation ceremony.
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Chinese side for donating the much-needed supplies, such as fast test kits, protective suits and surgical masks," said Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin, who also heads the State Emergency Commission.
"We are glad that under the strong leadership of the Chinese government, Chinese people have started bringing the COVID-19 epidemic under control, thousands of COVID-19 patients have been cured, and people's lives have slowly returned to normal across China. I want to emphasize that this gives the Mongolian government and people the confidence that we all can win the epidemic," said Enkhtuvshin.
As of Saturday, a total of 12 people, including a French national and 11 Mongolian citizens, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mongolia, whose conditions remain stable, according to the National Center for Communicable Diseases.