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Ramaphosa: China to Increase PPE Shipments to Africa and Deploy New Centralized Distribution Hub

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa speaking to news editors in a virtual conference.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday that all African countries will be able to procure COVID-19 medical supplies shipped from China through a new central gateway. “What we are now doing, is to set up a procurement platform, which we are going to launch next week, which will allow every country on the continent to be able to procure from a central place and benefit” from the Chinese shipments, the President said during a two-hour online discussion with news editors.

President Ramaphosa added that China will significantly increase the shipment of medical supplies to the continent with 30 million test kits per month, as well as 10, 000 ventilators and 80 million masks.

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