The Kenya-China Economic Association has donated medical supplies worth Ksh1 million to help the Ministry of Health prevent the coronavirus disease.
Acting Director-General of Health Patrick Amoth. who received the donation at Afya House in Nairobi, said the supplies would enable Kenya to effectively fight against the epidemic threat.
Dr Amoth lauded the support the Kenya has so far received from China since the outbreak of the disease.
He also said the Kenya and China ties would be enhanced as the two countries unite in the fight to eliminate the disease.
A representative of the Chinese embassy in Nairobi, Chen Yungchau, said that his country would put in place proper mechanisms to share information on how to defeat the epidemic.
He was optimistic that together the two countries would win the war against the deadly virus, saying that some provinces in China were already reporting zero cases.
Speaking on behalf of the association, Li Changgui said the donation was from all the Chinese companies trading in Kenya and their gesture was part of their social responsibility aimed at defeating the coronavirus threat.
Simon Muiruri, who represented the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the presentation, said the two countries would continue working together.
The items donated included protective gowns, gumboots, and aprons.