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China Restarts PPE Donations in Africa While Vaccine Sales/Donations Trickle Along

University of Zambia Vice-Chancellor Luke Mumba (L) receives the donation from the Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Li Jie during a handover ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia, on June 4, 2021. Image via Xinhua.

There’s been a noticeable increase in recent weeks in the frequency of Chinese donations of masks, protective gowns, and other medical supplies to various African stakeholders. On Friday, the Chinese embassy handed over a donation of 50,000 masks to the University of Zambia in Lusaka. The donation was made by both the embassy and Jilin Province in China.

Last week, the Chinese embassy in Botswana made a similar donation.

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