MONROVIA, March 18 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday donated medical items to help Liberia fight the novel coronavirus.
The items included medical gloves, clothing and face masks for health workers. They were received by officials of the Liberian Ministry of Health in the capital Monrovia.
The donation is the first of several batches of medical items that China is expected to send to Liberia with the aim of helping the west African country fight COVID-19, said Xu Kun, charge d'affaires at the Chinese Embassy in Liberia.
Liberia's Health Minister Williamina Jallah called on China for more collaboration in fighting the COVID-19 while receiving the donated items.
Liberia has so far recorded two confirmed cases of the COVID-19, and these patients are being treated, with over 126 contacts being traced, said the authorities.