President Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed gratitude to a team of Chinese medical experts at the end of their two-week visit to Zimbabwe on a mission to pass on their knowledge of controlling and treating Covid-19 and offering advice to local health authorities.
In a farewell letter read by Health and Child Care Minister Obadiah Moyo at a joint press conference on Friday, President Mnangagwa said local health workers have acquired invaluable frontline knowledge from the Chinese experts on how to deal with COVID-19. He said:
As you and your team of medical specialists prepare to leave Zimbabwe after a hectic two-week programme, I write to express to you and your colleagues my deep personal gratitude and that of my Government and the people of Zimbabwe for your unwavering support by sharing the expertise garnered from China’s victorious battle against COVID-19 pandemic.
This is a precious experience indeed. Medical specialist health workers and the research scientists benefited immensely from your personal frontline knowledge of Covid-19 that you and your team have been able to share in detail with them.
The team is led by Zhu Yimin and is made up of experts from infectious diseases and respiratory illnesses, intensive medicine, infection control, traditional Chinese medicine as well as public health and nursing.