President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday received an array of personal protective equipment (PPEs) donated by China.
The equipment includes 30 000 testing kits donated by China including 220 000 surgical masks and 40 000 medical gloves.
The PPEs were donated by the International Department of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China to the ruling party Zanu PF.
Speaking during the handover of the equipment at State House yesterday, President Mnangagwa expressed gratitude to the country’s “all-weather friend” for the donation. He said:
We shall remain grateful for that. Today, we are receiving this consignment coming from our sister party, the Communist Party of China to their sister party Zanu PF and also part of the material has come from the Chinese government to the Government of Zimbabwe.
Again, a friend who comes when you are lying on your belly is indeed a friend.
The government has since imposed a dusk to dawn curfew across the country to deal with the coronavirus.
The curfew commences this Wednesday and will be in place indefinitely.