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Namibia receives COVID-19 humanitarian aid from UK and Germany

By Staff Reporter

EXECUTIVE Director in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Ambassador Selma Ashipala-Musavyi has handed over medical items for COVID 19 from diplomatic missions in the United Kingdom and Germany on Thursday.

In a media statement sent to Caprivi Vision, Executive Director Ashipala-Musavyi said that the medical items were collected by the respective missions in Germany and the United Kingdom to the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Amb.Selma Ashipala-Musavyi MIRCO Ed (Centre) handing over COVID 19 Medical items to Ministry of health and Social Services

The High Commission of Namibia to the United Kingdom facilitated the transportation of the COVID-19 Humanitarian Relief Consignment, to Namibia.

Namibia High Commission to the United Kingdom facilitated the transportation of the COVID-19 Humanitarian Relief Consignment to Namibia.

Among the consignment, 3D Crowd UK donated 3000 face shields to Namibia in order to support the efforts of the Government to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

3D Crowd is a group of thousands of volunteers across the UK, producing 3D printed face shields for essential frontline workers in health and social care organizations, to be used during the Covid-19 crisis.

Amb. Ashipala-Musavyi thanked all those involved in the making and transporting of medical equipment parts throughout the UK, for delivery to Namibia.

She however noted that through this contribution, Germany and the United Kingdom have displayed solidarity, which also translated into moral support and assistance to Namibia, in dealing with the Coronavirus.

Namibia Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation’s  Ed, thanked Namibia’s appreciation to the Robert Koch Institute, the German Development Cooperation agency (GIZ) and the Namibia Friends in Business Network in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Turkey, who donated sanitizer gels, masks, plastic gloves, as well as sterile nasopharyngeal viral swabs and transport media without swabs stem.

She further expressed appreciation to Air Namibia for flying in the donations into the country.

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